1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 28, 2008 3:20 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Does it make sense to use <object>s?

    Jack Toering
      I'm trying to determine if it makes sense to use <objects>s. W3C says that's where things are going. HTML 5.0, and XHTML 5 dropped support for them. Everything is an object. However, I see two problems:
      1. They don't display at design time.
      2. IE doesn't work with many of them or you need to make special entries for a "special" browser. (Special Ed. Browser)

      Anybody here using <object>s in place of <img> tags?
        • 1. Re: Does it make sense to use &lt;object&gt;s?
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          .oO(Jack Toering)

          >I'm trying to determine if it makes sense to use <objects>s. W3C says that's
          >where things are going. HTML 5.0, and XHTML 5 dropped support for them.

          HTML 5 is just a working draft, it's not finished yet. But until now the
          'object' element is still part of it.

          >Everything is an object. However, I see two problems:
          > 1. They don't display at design time.
          > 2. IE doesn't work with many of them or you need to make special entries for
          >a "special" browser. (Special Ed. Browser)
          >
          > Anybody here using <object>s in place of <img> tags?

          No. Currently the only thing I would use 'object's for is Flash.

          Micha