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[whatwg] Test suite: Embedded content

From: Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger@web.de>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 14:55:09 +0100
Message-ID: <438C5DBD.6080208@web.de>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> Yeah, what's a plugin and what isn't is a UA thing, so if the UA decides 
> that its PNG and SVG "plugins" happen to be native support, well, that's 
> what it is. (Both PNG and SVG are recognised by Mozilla's <embed> because 
> at one point they were plugin-only in IE and so people would use <embed> 
> instead of <img>/<object> and so when Mozilla moved to native implemen- 
> tations for those types, it kept <embed> working for compatiblility.)

BTW, Mozilla supports all its image formats in <embed>.

How can you drop <applet> if you want to be compatible with the current web?
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