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

Mattias Campe mattias.campe at rug.ac.be
Sun Dec 22 09:27:42 UTC 2002

Adam Theo heeft geschreven:
> Replies inline
> 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.

Although I can see the use of how *much* a certain sound has to be 
played, I can't see the use of "length". Is it how *long* a sound needs 
to be played or you think of sth. else?


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