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Re: [XHTML 2] 24.1 OBJECT declare and "completed loading" (PR#7751)

From: Shane McCarron <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:40:09 -0600 (CST)
To: jim@jibbering.com
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060124154009.483DB7B6AF@hades.mn.aptest.com>


As you know, there was quite a bit of discussion about this issue.  In the end,
the group concolded that it could not implement your suggestion. Specifically,
the text in XHTML 2 is meant to represent the actual behavior in real world
browsers, as determined by the HTML Working Group.  It was influenced by
Microsoft, Netscape, and Opera in particular.  Consequently, the working group
is not willing to revert to the HTML 4 text.

> Dear HTML Working Group,
> Please remove the requirement that the document be completed loading before 
> a declare="declare" object can be executed:
> i.e. with the following document:
> <object
>     declare="declare"
>     id="earth.declaration"
>     src="TheEarth.mpg"
>     srctype="video/mpeg">
>     The <strong>Earth</strong> as seen from space.
> </object>
> <em>...later in the document...</em>
> <p>A neat <a href="#earth.declaration">animation of The Earth!</a></p>
> The behaviour of the link should be consistent when activated and not depend 
> on if the DOMLoad event having fired.
> Regards,
> Jim Ley 
Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2006 15:40:22 UTC

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