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Re: Validator error...

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 07:27:24 +0100
Message-ID: <461F22CC.5040908@dorward.me.uk>
To: Cassandra© <friggha@email.it>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Cassandra© wrote:

> I read http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#faq-flash but this is
> TOTALLY useless.
> At the end, we only discover that we have to say goodbye to <embed> tag.

Which is useless how? The FAQ entry links to an article which describes
how to write markup that works in most major browsers, without resorting
to embed.

> I usually test my web sites with some browser (IE, Opera, Firefox and
> Navigator and sometimes Mozilla) and only IE, at the moment, supports
> <object> as desired.

So use <object> as it is described in the article linked by the FAQ
instead of this undefined way that you desire to use it.

> I see a very simple solution: include <embed> in the (X)HTML standars!

That would be redundant.

> Here (http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#faq-flash) i only discover
> that i have to replace the <embed> tag with <img> tag... What??! Are you
> saying that we have to say to our users that are using a no-Microsoft
> browsers "We are sorry W3 doesn't like your browsers and so you can't
> use completely this site and you cannot see our flash movies..."

No, as pointed out above, and in that article, there is wide support for
Flash used with the Satay method. The alternative content is for truly
ancient browsers (such as Netscape 4, which must be coming up on almost
a decade of non-support from its vendor) and browsers which don't have
the Flash plugin installed.

David Dorward                               <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Friday, 13 April 2007 06:27:57 UTC

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