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[Bug 7075] The embed element should be deprecated

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Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 10:24:25 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #7 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-09-07 10:24:25 ---
> It will be possible for an author to find out that <embed> is not supported in
> HTML 5 by using an HTML 5 validator. Any authoring tool can produce the
> <object> element and supporting <param> pairs to replace any <embed>
> element.

We tried that with HTML4 without success for 10 years.

<canvas> and <embed> are very different; <embed> embeds a live piece of native
code with native accessibility semantics, whereas <canvas> is at the mercy of
the script.

I've not made <embed> non-conforming, since the arguments put forward for doing
so are not compelling.

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