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Re: an interoperable object (fallback and context menus)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 20:12:42 +0100
Message-ID: <49CBD3AA.2080407@malform.no>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Jonas Sicking 2009-03-26 19.57:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Leif Halvard Silli ...

> Unfortunately there seems to be enough advantages with
> falling back to <embed> that people do it anyway. Those advantages
> being that you can often (at least in old browsers) get the plugin you
> are trying to use working, even if it didn't work in the <object>.

Evidence, please. "Old browsers" is very general.

I think I have shown that one can use <object> cross-browser 
without leaving out IE6. At least for Flash.

And Quicktime: http://www.malform.no/html5/object+video/

> Hopefully this can be reduced if newer browsers support <object> better.
> As Boris said. I think a new thread should be created with specific
> suggestions for changes we want to the HTML5 draft. For example
> deprecating <embed>.

Yup - just need need to collect myself first.
leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 26 March 2009 19:21:54 UTC

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