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[whatwg] <embed> and <object>

From: Stephen Paul Weber <singpolyma@singpolyma.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 16:37:03 -0700
Message-ID: <20090615233703.GB3706@singpolyma-mini>
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Two questions.

1) What is the difference between <embed> and <object> in the spec?  The
wording is quite different, but seem to say basically the same thing: "plugin
data".

2) Under <object> it says: "The object element can represent an external
resource, which, depending on the type of the resource, will either be
treated as an image, as a nested browsing context, or as an external
resource to be processed by a plugin."

Why specify that a User Agent will use a plugin to process the data if it is
not an image or nested browsing context?  Why not leave that decision up to
the User Agent?

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Stephen Paul Weber, @singpolyma
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