[standards-jig] Icon Styles again (JEP-0038)

Adam Theo theo at theoretic.com
Sat Dec 21 21:26:30 UTC 2002

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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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