[standards-jig] Icon Styles again (JEP-0038)
theo at theoretic.com
Sat Dec 21 21:26:30 UTC 2002
Mattias Campe wrote:
> Well, the w3c sees the use of a generic object tag, so I really can't
> see why not using a generic tag here as well. A lot of clients even save
> chat histories in the form of .html, what could be an indicator that
> stuff that works for a web browser also could work for a Jabber client...
> Anyway, here's a w3c explanation about <object>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/objects.html. Maybe you could
> read it... and you might even like it ;) Anyway, a paragraph that could
> be important for this JEP38:
I just read the xhtml doc about the object element. It looks nice, and
is definately an improvement over applet and img, but it seems to only
be a generic replacement for *visual* multimedia files> Nowhere do I see
support for audio multimedia files. True, there is nothing that says I
cannot use an audio file in an object tag, it looks like (hard to tell,
would a browser try to visually render a mp3?), but it does not have any
audio-specific attributes such as length of time. Object is only generic
for visual multimedia files, it seems.
>> I don't like this approach for the same reason you do like it:
>> personal preference and how it looks to our eyes :-) I prefer to have
>> as few levels as possible going down into the XML, as long as it
>> doesn't scroll off a screen.
>> Since it is just a personal preference, I'd be willing to change it if
>> the majority of opinions here say so. Democracy!
> My personal preference is a <meta/> or <header/> or <iconinfo/> as a
> wrapper for all the meta-information.
OK, Anyone else?
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