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[Bug 13333] audio, video (and source) elements require param children or equivalent

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Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:57:21 +0000
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--- Comment #42 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-07-29 16:57:21 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #41)
> (1) the resolution fails to address the bug, which is that video/audio elements
> do not support param children (while object does); the issue of whether source
> should also support param children is incidental as noted in the original
> submission;

<embed> uses attributes. <object> only uses <param>, because it wasn't possible
to make arbitrary attributes allowed in a DTD. We aren't using DTDs anymore, so
the only reason for the <param> design to continue to exist is that object
already uses <param>.

> (2) the resolution is based in part on the invalid claim that a technical
> change that affects parsing is not permissible because "it is treated as a void
> [empty] element in shipped versions of all the major general-purpose browsers";
> this is entirely irrelevant, and probably not true either

It is true and the truth is easily experimentally verifiable. (I experimentally
verified it today.)

> (3) the resolution assumes the bug is intended to be used "to mint
> vendor-proprietary attributes", which is not the case;

It's intended to mint vendor-proprietary name-value pair parameters, AFAICT.

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