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Re: an interoperable object (fallback and context menus)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:56:53 -0400
Message-ID: <49B9AF55.3050508@mit.edu>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
CC: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Robert J Burns wrote:
> The next step then is also to make it so embedding anything (or at least 
> video, audio, or still image) is as easy to do as <object 
> data='resource' >alternate content</object>.
...
> Firefox actually got worse with 3.0 (note these tests/demonstrations are 
> not anywhere as clear as Leif's, but they are helpful nonetheless).

Note that there's no way your example above could work with Firefox 
before 3.0, in general.  <object> support was pretty much completely 
rewritten between Firefox 2 and Firefox 3.

That said,

> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2008Aug/att-0019/testObjectHTML.html#smallgif> 
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2007Aug/att-0027/TestObject.html> 

I don't see any obvious problems here with Firefox 3 other than the 
known issue with NPAPI not being able to hand back intrinsic size 
information, so that objects that need to be handled by a plug-in (e.g. 
the Flash video) need the size explicitly set.  This was also the case 
in Firefox 2, of course.  Are there any details anywhere about the exact 
way that things for "worse" with Firefox 3?  Whatever the problem is, 
I'd like to fix it.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 13 March 2009 00:57:41 UTC

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