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[whatwg] Markup for external content

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 10:48:19 +0200
Message-ID: <op.tp3j2two64w2qv@id-c0020>
On Sun, 01 Apr 2007 04:29:25 +0200, Asbj?rn Ulsberg <asbjorn at ulsberg.no>  
>>> * <applet>: the (old) way of activating Java. Probably must also die,  
>>> though I'm unsure about this one.
>> Why must it die? Browsers have to support it anyway, so documenting it  
>> and letting it pass conformance checking seems sensible.
> I agree to documenting it, but it should definately be deprecated in  
> favour of e.g. <object>.


>> I don't like applets, either. In fact I've never seen a Java applet  
>> that wasn't either useless, better implemented in JavaScript, better  
>> implemented in Flash or better in a window of its own rather than in a  
>> replaced element rectangle. Still, pretending that <applet> doesn't  
>> exist won't make applets disappear. :-(
> It's not about fighting Java on the web, it's about not giving it its  
> own special element, when -- as you point out -- it does exactly the  
> same as Flash does, which doesn't have its own element.

Java already has its own element. Not much chance you can take it away at  
this point.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 1 April 2007 01:48:19 UTC

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