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Re: [techs] Summary of techniques teleconference 14 January 2004

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 18:51:52 -0500
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To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

>>"Embedded" is a poor choice of words. The Working Group may not 
>>understand that <embed> isn't an HTML element, and that elements 
>>like <object> and attributes like longdesc call *other* files into 
>>being. This is to be contrasted with alt text (always present in 
>>the source document) or the possible case of enclosing alternatives 
>>inside nested <object> elements.
>>Hence SVG and movie clips aren't "embedded" in Web pages at all. 
>>They are separate files called by the source document.
>The term "embedded" was suggested because SVG 1.1, section 2.3 
>"Options for using SVG in Web pages" [1]  says,

All right. Use the term in that context, even though the original 
author cited misuses it. (The rare case of text equivalents inside 
<object></object> is another one.)

But fix the guideline, please, to say something like "embed or call." 
You could use "reference" as a verb if you absolutely have to.

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