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Re: Concerns about flash and xhtml compliance

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 07:18:06 +0100
To: Alex Boyer <aboyer@hpiracing.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1092982685.8787.2.camel@localhost>

On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 23:51, Alex Boyer wrote:
> Could W3 please include the embed tag and the attributes it uses? 

That would be a request better aimed at the HTML working group. The
validator checks for conformance to a DTD, it doesn't define the DTD.

You are unlikely to have much success though - current work in on XHTML
2.0 - and backwards compatibility with XHTML 1 isn't even being

>  I would like my site to be both xhtml compliant and have Flash
> objects that play on Windows/Macintosh...  The system I found that
> does not use the embed tag and includes an alternate image, does not
> play on Mac.

You should take that up with the authors of the browser you use... or
find a technique which does work. I doubt it has much to do with the OS,
but with the particular browser you use on said OS.

David Dorward       <http://blog.dorward.me.uk/>   <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Friday, 20 August 2004 06:21:23 UTC

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