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

Colman Reilly (
Tue, 19 Sep 1995 19:17:51 +0100

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On Tue, 19 Sep 1995 wrote:

> 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 bot
h accomplish this. Have i misinterpreted what this desired functionality
is ?

Oh sure, you've missed the point completely. If you did something like that, it would more or less conform to the specs, and even worse, it would be backward
compatable. I mean, we can't have those people not using the latest version
of Netscape using the web. Don't be silly. These things should be dealt with by
introducing brand new tags into HTML on an ad hoc basis. Next thing you know
you'll be suggesting *designing* HTML, or that people writing browsers should
read the HTML specs.