Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick

Can someone please explain to me...

A) When it became standard practice to insert a platform-specific CLSID into the HTML OBJECT tag that displays a Flash file.

B) Why this was done, and who thought it was a good idea.

C) Any reason whatsoever that I should not shoot him in the head. (I'm assuming it was a him. If it was a her I apologize, but I will shoot her anyway.)


D) What was so horribly wrong with the EMBED tag that it couldn't become part of the new HTML standard?

"The wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from."
-Andrew S. Tannenbaum, author of Minix
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