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[Bug 8784] New: politics in <param> example

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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:50:26 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8784-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8784

           Summary: politics in <param> example
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-param-
                    element
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


In Section 4.8.6, we currently have this example code:

-- snip --
   <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
    <param name=movie
value="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/triggerpages_mmcom/flash.swf">
    This page requires the use of a proprietary technology. Since you
    have not installed the software product required to view this
    page, you should try visiting another site that instead uses open
    vendor-neutral technologies.
   </object> 
-- snip --

I don't think that examples are a good place to promote a specific agenda
("plugins are bad").

A *typical* example would have fallback content with instructions where to find
the plugin. Also, changing this not to mention a *specific* plugin probably
would be good as well.


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