RealPlayer plugin not standards-compatible

Burnout426 has discovered that the RealPlayer plugin is not compatible with HTML4 – if you try to use only OBJECT with data attribute to embed something it won't load the content because it expects the un-standardised SRC attribute and not DATA.

FireFox works around this bug in the plugin by pretending there was an additional SRC attribute in the markup! We might end up doing the same thing but I thought I might as well tell them something is wrong first..

Like websites, plugins also detect what browser they are running in, browsers detect what plugins are used – and they apply workarounds against each other's quirks too!


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