2010-04-07 11:09:59: Created issue 'Politics in fallback example for plugin usage' nickname plugin-fallback-example owned by Julian Reschke on product HTML 5 spec, description 'Escalated from bugzilla: <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8784
The spec currently currently has the following example:
<title>O3D test page</title>
<param name="o3d_features" value="FloatingPointTextures">
This page requires the use of a proprietary technology. Since you
have not installed the software product required to view this
page, you should try visiting another site that instead uses open
The problem with the fallback text is that it's not a good example at all; it just transports an anti-plugin point of view. Why would *anybody* *ever* put that text into a page?
A more realistic example would use fallback text with instructions about where to actually get the plugin.
' non-public [Julian Reschke]