Re: What about the OBJECT tag?

Thomas Reardon (thomasre@microsoft.com)
Fri, 5 Jul 1996 11:10:53 -0700


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From: Thomas Reardon <thomasre@microsoft.com>
To: "'Dan Delaney'" <dgdela01@homer.louisville.edu>,
Cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: RE: What about the OBJECT tag?
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996 11:10:53 -0700

Thats a pretty lame description, we'll need to broaden for sure.

You can also use it for Java code (Sun was quite active in designing
OBJECT).  

For IE, also used to insert PNG images when we get around to shipping
the PNG ActiveX Control.

-Thomas

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>From: 	Ka-Ping Yee[SMTP:s-ping@orange.cv.tottori-u.ac.jp]
>Sent: 	Friday, July 05, 1996 10:49 AM
>To: 	Dan Delaney
>Cc: 	www-html@w3.org
>Subject: 	Re: What about the OBJECT tag?
>
>Dan Delaney wrote:
>> 
>> In that case, would Netscape, and Microsoft please get off your
>> butts and impliment this tag so that we can all start using it.
>
>Hey, i noticed that Microsoft's HTML reference [1] says IE actually
>does understand OBJECT, and links to the W3C draft [2] too.  Thumbs up.
>
>However, the only description we get is
>
>    OBJECT -- Inserts an OLE control.
>
>which hardly seems fair.  Thumbs down.
>
>But i heard this was going to be updated soon anyway.
>
>
>Ping
>
>[1] http://www.microsoft.com/workshop/author/newhtml/html_toc.htm
>[2] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-object.html
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