Re[2]: The REAL proposal for addition to HTML 3.0: EMBED

Mark Gaither (markg@hal.com)
Wed, 20 Sep 1995 14:12:35 -0500 (CDT)


From: markg@hal.com (Mark Gaither)
Message-Id: <9509201912.AA00341@chevelle.hal.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 14:12:35 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re[2]: The REAL proposal for addition to HTML 3.0: EMBED
To: connolly@beach.w3.org
Cc: alexed@netscape.com, markg@hal.com, html-wg@oclc.com,
In-Reply-To: <199509201343.JAA09679@beach.w3.org>

"Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org> voluntarily purged these thoughts:
> In message <305F8F0F.3561@netscape.com>, Alex Edelstein writes:
> >Description
> >
> >EMBED is a container that allows the insertion of arbitrary objects directly 
> >into an HTML page. Embedded objects are supported by application-specific 
> >plug-ins.
> 
> You mentioned that you'll submit these specs as internet drafts once
> you've got ELEMENT and ATTLIST declarations figured out. I'm willing
> to help. But...
> 
> >EMBED can take arbitrary attributes.
> 
> I believe this is not expressible in SGML. To write the DTD, we have
> to know the list of possible attribute names. This issue came up
> in discussion of the APP element as well. (Dan surfs the archive...)

	I also wrote a page about this at:

	http://www.halsoft.com/html/hotjava.html

> 
> p.s. Mark Gaither: you wanna start hacking up a DTD to describe these
> extensions and stick it on the validation service so everybody can try
> them out? I know you're busy... if you're too busy, is there anybody
> else who runs a clone of the validation service who wants to try
> it out?
> 
	I'll give it a go Dan.

> Maybe I'll get a clone running on www.w3.org. I need to do that
> for the conformance testing anyway.
> 

	Yes you should. I am already working with one working mirror
	site and I'm getting a UK site up this week.

	Mark