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Re: Interim strategies for no SMIL (and other?) support in IE9

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:19:48 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <201004271219.48907.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Francis Hemsher:
>The key is the <EMBED> element.

This element is new in the 'HTML5' draft and it has the
problem, that it has no fallback content (acessibility problem!)
Following this, the content of an embed inside a
'HTML5' document can be only decorative and cannot
contain any information.
This is often not true for SVG documents, therefore
typically authors should use the element object
already available in HTML4 and XHTML1.x ;o)
Or they can use of course some XHTML+SVG compound 
document. Older versions of MSIE cannot display
XHTML anyway, therefore with a proper configured
operating system, the older MSIE versions should
start/offer a program with such capabilities automatically -
or may indicate, that the user has to install such a program.

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