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Re: Guidelines - some comments

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@srl.rmit.EDU.AU>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 03:34:00 +1100 (EST)
To: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.981029032532.15253F-100000@sunrise>
The anybrowser component of OBJECT should be the fact that either the 
OBJECT is rendered or the content is presented instead. Otherwise the 
browser violates the basic principle of ignoring markup if it doesn't 
understand it.

But there is certainly incosistency in which types of objects are 
rendered, and it is not clear why. It also seems very bug-ridden - 
testing it is the easiest way I have found of generating an intermittent 
terminal failure in a browser (MSIE4, NS4). I am going to try it out when 
I re-install Netscape (it died on me). I think Chuck Opperman was 
surprised that I had successfully used OBJECT in IE4 (sometimes).

Charles McCathieNevile

On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Al Gilman wrote:

> Do we need to talk about this in the telephone call?
> >From the meeting in Peterborough I got the idea that OBJECT is
> processed in incompatible ways in existing browsers.  In ways so
> there is no middle ground left, there is no "anybrowser" way to
> write an OBJECT.
> Al
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 1998 11:37:50 UTC

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