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Re: fear of "invisible metadata"

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 15:39:49 +0200
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To: public-html@w3.org

At 14:54 +0200 UTC, on 2007-06-25, Simon Pieters wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 14:09:48 +0200, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:


[replacing img with a proper container, for richer fallback]

>> And the spec's definition of <object> is rocket science to most authors.
> Not really. <img src=foo alt=fallback> -> <object
> data=foo>fallback</object>

Try to read the definition for <object> as if you're an average web publisher
and have never heard of it before. You'll get lost in a truckload of
attributes and sub elements and their attributes, and nowhere do you get a
clear hint that any of it can and is allowed to be used for images.

Talk with web publishers. Most do not understand <object> at all.


>     http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/HTMLPlus/htmlplus_21.html
> Now "<image>" is parsed as if it were "<img>" in browsers (and per HTML5).

Why was it given up on?

> So <image> can't be used.

Well, then perhaps <picture>fallback<picture>, or <pic>fallback</pic>, for
less typing ;)

Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Monday, 25 June 2007 13:44:38 UTC

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