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[whatwg] <video> element feedback

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:04:33 -0500
Message-ID: <460B48E1.6060507@mit.edu>
Laurens Holst wrote:
> So, what do you think would be needed to fix this situation.

In my dream world, IE would support dispatch by MIME type and authors who don't 
care about targeting a specific plug-in binary could just stop using the classid 
mess.

> Would it be possible to change Mozilla?s behaviour so that it still tries to invoke 
> the plugin finder if the classid attribute is used?

Not particularly, since those <object>s often depend on implementation details 
of the ActiveX plug-ins in question (which are not necessarily shared by the 
NPAPI versions).

> Or should Internet 
> Explorer fix their behaviour of objects nested in objects (you would 
> still have two nested elements then though), or support finding plugins 
> in the absence of a classid attribute?

Yes to both, in my opinion.

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2007 22:04:33 UTC

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