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Re: object tag

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 20:26:20 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.19991024201025.00a32870@pop3.concentric.net>
To: "jonathan chetwynd" <jay@peepo.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
aloha, johathan!

the problem with your code example:

<OBJECT data="mysounds.wav" type="mime type">Phoebe says "mysounds"</OBJECT>

is that you need to substitute the appropriate mime type for the generic
placeholder "mime.type", which in this case is "audio/wav"

<OBJECT data="mysounds.wav" type="audio/wav">Phoebe says
&#34;mysounds&#34;</OBJECT>

the main problem with using OBJECT, however, is the lack of browser support for
and poor implementation of the OBJECT element -- check out:
http://www.student.oulu.fi/%7esairwas/object-test/results/
for a color-coded table that contains listings of what browsers support OBJECT
for which media, and with what results...

and, although i didn't fire up HPR to read the content of the table, i can tell
you from practical experience that OBJECT doesn't work very well (if at all)
for sound files in the 32-bit Windows environment, although i'd love for
someone to prove me wrong on that....

as for the HTML4 definition of OBJECT that can be found at:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/objects.html#edef-OBJECT
while the HTML4 definition of content type can be found at:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#type-content-type 

for a plain(er) english explanation of OBJECT, try the WDG materials
http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/special/object.html

gregory 
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