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[HTML 4.01] Activating links within Object.

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 09:45:08 +0100
Message-ID: <030001c5642a$b7bda3f0$0a00000a@Snufkin>
To: <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Cc: <mimasa@w3.org>

Dear HTML Working Group,

If an embedded resources contain links, what happens when they're
activated, does the parent resource navigate to the new resource, or does
only the child resource navigate?

 i.e. if we have a document containing:

 <object data="chicken"></object>

and chicken containing a hyperlink to donkey.html, does the paragraph
 get replaced or does the parent document?

Is the behaviour dependant on the content-type of the resource returned by 

Implemented behaviour differs between user agents and there is no 
interopability in HTMLL 4 user agents, please provide clarification.

I understand this to be substantially the same as an Issue raised by Tobias 
Reif in 2002, which is yet to be formally addressed.[1]  Which is why I have 
not previously explicitly raised the issue.   The Advisory Board recently 
advised me to alert the Activity lead if groups were being delinquent in 
their requiment to formally address issues in a timely fashion, so I have 
cc'd the Activity lead on this, as I believe the time elapsed since that 
issue was raised is not appropriately maintaining the HTML 4.01 
specification as is required by the W3 Process.


Jim Ley.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html-editor/2002OctDec/0050.html
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