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[whatwg] The embed element

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:28:25 +0200
Message-ID: <20060426102825.cxlriqlv5cw08004@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
> Basically I envisage having <embed> being for plugins, <img> being for
> bitmap images, and <iframe> being for nested browser views, with <object>
> being an element that autodetects whether to use a plugin, display a
> bitmap image, or act as a nested browser view based on the content. (For
> historical reasons, of course, the elements don't exactly fit this mold,
> but it's close enough IMHO.)

I think having <embed> only for plugins doesn't scale. It also doesn't reflect
implementations as they have to support it for SVG for example which some
support natively.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 26 April 2006 01:28:25 UTC

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