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[whatwg] <video> element proposal

From: MegaZone <megazone@megazone.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 20:15:37 -0400
Message-ID: <20070321001536.GA86556@sidehack.gweep.net>
Once upon a time Maik Merten shaped the electrons to say...
> Well, I guess everybody here will hate me for proposing it... and I
> think it's ugly... but well...
> 
> <video>
> Perhaps a verbose description of what can be seen here?
> <novideo>
> D'oh, your browser is outdated... let's embed an <object> here
> </novideo>
> </video>

Just as we have been able to do
<object>
  <embed>
  </embed>
</object>

To support legacy UAs which don't handle <object>, why not:
<video>
  <object>
  </object>
</video>

Just as with object, the specification would have the UA stop at the
outer-most container it can render.  (I know IE6 failed to do this.)

-MZ
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