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Re: [Bug 7075] New: The embed element should be deprecated

From: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 10:07:26 -0700
Message-ID: <E61499AF79E04AFB80412B2FFDA9E596@joe1446a4150a8>
To: <bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>
Thanks for this bug report. This <embed> element has served it's 
purpose as the initial way to get active content into the document. It 
was needed only during that time when all browsers did not support 
<object> and is no longer needed or recommended, There are no more 
browsers or applications around that need <embed>. Plus, as pointed 
out in the report, <embed> has no usefull accessibility features.
Best practice for an author that has employed <embed> should instead 
be to use <object> with appropriate fallback that does not include 

Thanks Again and Best Regards,

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From: <bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org>
To: <public-html@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 3:04 AM
Subject: [Bug 7075] New: The embed element should be deprecated

> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7075
>           Summary: The embed element should be deprecated
>           Product: HTML WG
>           Version: unspecified
>          Platform: PC
>               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html/spec/#the-embed-element
>        OS/Version: Windows XP
>            Status: NEW
>          Severity: normal
>          Priority: P2
>         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
>        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
>        ReportedBy: scampa.giovanni@gmail.com
>         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
>                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
> The embed element has no fallback abilities, and thus is completely 
> useless
> for:
> - users of accessibility technology
> - users of text browsers or other browsers which don't support 
> plugins (but
> still are required to support <embed>)
> this includes search engines and data mining tools
> - users with plugins disabled
> - users with a missing plugin for the required content and no 
> ability to
> install one
> In addition, the embed element has no use that could not be served 
> by the
> object element, that in addition has rich fallback and more media 
> types usable
> (including still images and nested browsing contexts).
> Therefore, the embed element, its attributes and its processing 
> requirements,
> should be moved to the obsolete section (where currently reside 
> applet and
> marquee)
> Conformance checkers should inform the page author about the object 
> element (as
> validator.w3.org always did) and conforming documents must not 
> include an embed
> element.
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