[standards-jig] JEP0038 (the emoticon spec) Some suggestions

Mattias Campe mattias.campe at rug.ac.be
Wed Sep 25 12:33:59 CDT 2002


Mattias Campe wrote:
[...]
> - <object> is a html tag which can be used for multimedia purposes and
>   could be used to replace <img>. Because this <object> is more
>   straightforwarded, I would like to use it in this JEP as well.
[...]

I've looked up some more information about the *idea* of this object tag 
in html: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/objects.html. You can read 
there that the <object>-tag was brought into html4.x because of "[img 
and applet] fail to solve the more general problem of how to include new 
and future media types." That's exactly the same idea to include a 
similar (but not equal, because not all the attributes will be 
necassary) <object>-tag in JEP038.

Mattias.




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