Re: Object Tags

Dan Delaney (dgdela01@homer.louisville.edu)
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 16:38:55 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 16:38:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Delaney <dgdela01@homer.louisville.edu>
To: "dbrennan@wolfenet.com" <dbrennan@wolfenet.com>
Cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Object Tags
In-Reply-To: <01BB6FED.C2737760@sea-ts3-p60.wolfenet.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.HPP.3.91.960712162305.18185D-100000@homer.louisville.edu>

On Fri, 12 Jul 1996, dbrennan@wolfenet.com wrote:
> I'm putting together information about using the OBJECT tag, and would 
> like to look at more Web pages using the tag, and any tips anyone would 
> be willing to share, drawn from your own personal experiences.

   I'd love to be able to send you the URL to my site. However, I can't
replace my IMG tags with OBJECT tags until Netscape supports them (HINT
HINT!!!). Too many people coming to my site use Netscape. It's a
University site and the University makes it available to all employees and
students. So I couldn't exactly make it so that the University home page
is unreadable by everyone at the University now could I. 

   Here's a question thought. The HTML code within the <OBJECT> </OBJECT> 
block is used as the ALTERNATE if the browser cannot use the object being 
referred to. CAN ANOTHER OBJECT TAG BE USED WITHIN <OBJECT> </OBJECT>? 
FOr instance, the OBJECT Working Draft gives this as an example:

    <OBJECT data=TheEarth.avi type="application/avi">
    <img src=TheEarth.gif alt="The Earth">
    </OBJECT>

   Now this gives two alternatives: A GIF image for browsers which cannot 
display .avi files, and a TEXT ALT for those which cannot display either. 
But what if I want the TEXT alternative to have some HTML tags? Can I do 
this:?

    <OBJECT data=TheEarth.avi type="application/avi">
    <OBJECT data=TheEarth.gif>
    <H1>The Earth</H1>
    </OBJECT>
    </OBJECT>

   This way it would show up as a level 1 Headline on Text-only browsers.

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