[Bug 8828] New: definition of "plugin"


           Summary: definition of "plugin"
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#plugins
        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


"The term plugin is used to mean any content handler for Web content types that
are either not supported by the user agent natively or that do not expose a
DOM, which supports rendering the content as part of the user agent's


1) What is a "Web content type"?

2) What does "natively" mean?

3) "do not expose a DOM": that seems to make the content handler for JPGs a 
plugin, right?

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Received on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 12:48:25 UTC