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Re: ISSUE-95 hidden - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 01:37:39 +0100
To: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100130013739658515.7d6de6bf@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Joe D Williams, Fri, 29 Jan 2010 15:36:37 -0800:
>> Of course, what HTML4 doesn't mention is that the object can also be 
>> instantiated by removing the @declare attribute ...

> [...] I might have been way off, but it was @declare='string' [...]

Yes, you are off. @declare is a boolean attribute in HTML4.

There is no doubt that removing @declare will, according to HTML4, make 
the OBJECT render. Let me quote the first example from "13.3.4 Object 
declarations and instantiations" in full: [1]

[[
<P><OBJECT declare
        id="earth.declaration" 
        data="TheEarth.mpeg" 
        type="application/mpeg">
   The <STRONG>Earth</STRONG> as seen from space.
</OBJECT>
...later in the document...
<P>A neat <A href="#earth.declaration"> animation of The Earth!</A>
[[

There should be no reason to doubt that the OBJECT in this example 
would render if @declare was removed.

[1] 
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/objects.html#h-13.3.4
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Saturday, 30 January 2010 00:38:14 UTC

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