Re: The EMBED tag by Netscape (v2.0)

Ka-Ping Yee (
Tue, 19 Sep 1995 13:52:38 -0400

On Tue, 19 Sep 1995 wrote:
> Ka-Ping Yee writes:
> >
> > Certainly we have no reason to accept EMBED. It is not part of the
> > standard, and never needs to be.
> Who is "we"? And why does EMBED never need to be in the spec?

I apologize for the excessively presumptive tone i used. Rephrased, i
believe that there is no reason to introduce another tag, EMBED, to do
(as a special case) something that A has always been able to do (the
fact that practically no one has *yet* bothered to implement it the way
Tim Berners-Lee originally conceived it is not relevant).

> The ability to do inclusion, via EMBED, is something that
> has been asked for repeatedly for over a year now.

If you mean the inclusion of arbitrary media types in a document, then
<A HREF="..." REL="EMBED"> or the more specialized <FIG SRC="..."> can both
accomplish this. Have i misinterpreted what this desired functionality is?

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