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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.


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Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Wednesday, 26 April 2006 01:28:25 UTC

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