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Re: Evaluation results: Priorities

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 14:32:51 -0500
Message-ID: <36F00363.FE7492FB@w3.org>
To: Chetz Colwell <C.G.Colwell@herts.ac.uk>
CC: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Chetz Colwell wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> Do you mean that if, for example, an image is implemented using OBJECT, a
> browser that didn't support OBJECT would still render the image?  Because
> I'm not sure if that is the case.
> If this is not what you meant, could you clarify this?

Suppose OBJECT is supported:

  The image source is specified via an attribute.
  If the UA doesn't support that image type, or it's not available
  for some reason, the content of the OBJECT element is rendered.
  Thus, the content of OBJECT is used for providing fallback
  information.

Suppose OBJECT is not supported:

  The start and end tags will be ignored and the fallback
  information will still be rendered.

 - Ian  

> On Tue, 16 Mar 1999 Ian Jacobs wrote:
> >I'll add a statement to this effect:
> >
> >      In general, user agents ignore HTML attributes they
> >      don't support and they render the content of
> >      unsuppored elements.
> 
> Chetz Colwell
> Sensory Disabilities Research Unit
> Department of Psychology
> University of Hertfordshire
> Hatfield
> AL10 9AB
> UK
> Tel: +44 1707 284630
> Fax: +44 1707 285059
> e-mail: c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk

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Received on Wednesday, 17 March 1999 14:33:03 GMT

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