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[whatwg] <embed> feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 23:52:57 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811202352020.25579@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 20 Nov 2008, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
>
> I hope the rendering part is clarified. Firefox collapses the embed's 
> width and height, which, by popularity, kind of makes Opera and Safari's 
> behavior unexpected.

Yeah the rendering section is still to be written.


> Here's how I would describe it:
> 
> If you have a plugin that supports loading a resource sent as a mime 
> type other than the mime type specified in the type attribute that loads 
> the plugin, using the data attribute may produce undesired results. In 
> this case, it's better to omit the data attribute and use the <param> 
> the plugin looks for to find what resource to load.
> 
> I'm sure you could turn that into something that reads better, but you 
> should get the point. Perhaps that belongs in an authoring guide though.

I don't really want to make the conformance of the document depend on the 
user's configuration. :-) After all, the author doesn't know what plugins 
are available.

I agree it might make sense in an authoring guide.

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