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[whatwg] Test suite: Embedded content

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 01:07:34 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0511290106320.3467@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, Simon Pieters wrote:
> > > >
> > > > (<object> is less efficient to implement because the UA has to 
> > > > wait til it knows what the content type is before it can know how 
> > > > to render the element.)
> > >
> > > Also when there's a type attribute?
> > 
> > The attribute is only a hint.
> 
> So the hint is only for the UA to decide whether or not to load the 
> resource?

Well the hint allows the UA to prepare the right kind of rendering 
context, but the point is that it might be wrong, causing the UA to have 
to change rendering context, which is bad for perf.

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