Bubbleshare WP Plugin – HTML object tag

I’ve been looking at how different browsers handle the object tag generated by the Bubbleshare WordPress plugin displays differently in different browsers.

The iframe tag renders correctly. Why use the object tag, well, the iframe tag is deprecated in XHMTL 1.1. There are open questions on what happens to the DOM when embedding it inside of a object tag. 3Spots offers up a couple of CSS improvements including the overflow:hidden that I’ll include in the next release.

The question is why does this not render properly with Firefox and Camino or IE on Windows. Not adding a type=”text/html” to the object seems to be my mistake, I had the codetype=”text/html” but forgot to add the type. Silly mistakes. It still leaves my question of what happens to the DOM?

Seems like IE doesn’t like the< object > tag.Something Witty goes here… shows one possible work around.

View the test file

Revised test file

Camino 1.0

Bubbleshare WP Plugin - Camino 1.0Bubbleshare WordPress Camino 1.0 take 2

Firefox 1.5

Bubbleshare WP Plugin - Firefox 1.5Bubbleshare WP Plugin - Firefox 1.5 (take 2)

IE 5.x on Mac OS X

Bubbleshare WP Plugin - IE 5.x Mac OS X

Opera 8.5.x

Bubbleshare WP Plugin - Opera 8.5.x

Safari

Bubbleshare WP Plugin - Safari 2.0.3

IE6.x on Windows

Bubbleshare WP Plugin - IE 6.x Windows XP Pro

6 thoughts on “Bubbleshare WP Plugin – HTML object tag”

  1. <p>XHTML 1.1 is of no interest whatsoever, nor will be in our lifetimes, and iframe is a perfectly viable element, replete with alternate forms.</p><br />
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    <p>And no, of course object doesn't work in IE/Win. That's why it can't be used on a production site.</p>

  2. XHTML 1.1 is of no interest whatsoever, nor will be in our lifetimes, and iframe is a perfectly viable element, replete with alternate forms.

    And no, of course object doesn't work in IE/Win. That's why it can't be used on a production site.

  3. <p>Happy to see I'm not the only one searching for a solution. But Ho! the Object tag in IE, (I don't have windows and mac IE is so.), <br />I've managed quite well lately, see <a href="http://3spots.blogspot.com/2006/02/tag-game-tagman.html<br " target="_blank"><a href="http://3spots.blogspot.com/2006/02/tag-game-tagma…</a>/>where" target="_blank">http://3spots.blogspot.com/2006/02/tag-game-tagma…</a>/>where</a> I 'blog this'-ed a game so poeple can directly play, quite interessting against content theft.</p>

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