[X3D-Public] Web3D.org Front Page

Joe D Williams joedwil at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 21 10:21:17 PDT 2009

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From: "GLG" <info at 3dnetproductions.com>
To: "'Braden McDaniel'" <braden at endoframe.com>; <x3d-public at web3d.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 2:29 AM
Subject: Re: [X3D-Public] Web3D.org Front Page

>I am saying if you need to use classid in <object> to load a
> particular plugin in IE, then you must use <embed> as well
> for firefox to be able to load that plugin (or another one
> to handle the mime type). In other words, using classid in
> <object> will cause it to malfunction in firefox. <object>
> will work in firefox without classid, but using it breaks
> it. So if the <object> tag is broken then you'll need
> <embed> to fall back on. At least that is my experience.

Well that is correct, but there was a time when Ff didn't understand 
<object>, so <embed> was required for fallback. Now all browsers will 
accept <object> so the fallback here could be another <object> without 
@classid and that would work.
However, later browsers are now just overlooking classid rather than 
failing, so in the latest you might fine you need no fallback except 
maybe some text if the X3D browser can't be found.

At this time it might be good to test the W3C browsers you are 
interested in and see which uses the fallback, maybe by having a 
different X3D file name in the fallback content.
Best Regards,

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