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[Bug 8885] Fallback mechanism for embedded content

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 10:39:00 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-02-14 10:38:59 ---
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Status: Did Not Understand Request
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: I don't understand. Could you elaborate?

The original bug was about this section:

I first presumed that the issue here was intended to apply to all the elements
in that section: audio, canvas, embed, iframe, img, math, object, svg, and

I can't find anything in the spec that says "used when an external resource
cannot be used", however, so I'm not sure what this is referring to. <object>
and <img> seem to be the only elements that use a mechanism like this, so maybe
this only applies to those? But the text refers to <video>, so maybe that's
what it means?

The problem described ("For example...") is a valid problem, but it doesn't
seem to highlight a problem with HTML, so much as a problem with an authoring
practice of an inexperienced author. Things like transcripts should be
available to all users all the time, not hidden as accessibility "fallback"s.

I'm at a loss as to what the problem is that is being described here. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.

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