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Multimedia the New Way

Netscape's <embed /> tag has come under fire for a number of reasons, both technical and political. Officially, it has already been made obsolete by a new tag called <object>, which has the blessing of Netscape, Microsoft, and the official World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards-setting committee. The <object> tag will do everything Netscape wants the <embed /> tag to do, plus a lot more.

Unfortunately, the 4 versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator interpret the <object> tag somewhat unreliably, because they were released before the official standard for the tag was approved. The fact that most people are still using earlier browser versions has also slowed widespread use of the <object> tag. Alas, support of <object> in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 isn't any better, nor does it look likely that the next update of Netscape Navigator will support the standard fully.


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