Re: OBJECT: inserting textual "objects" into HTML.

Carl Morris (msftrncs@htcnet.com)
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 19:21:57 -0600


Message-Id: <199611050129.TAA25132@inet.htcnet.com>
From: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: OBJECT: inserting textual "objects" into HTML.
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 19:21:57 -0600

| Wouldn't it be better as text/plain, and restricting the output of
| the script to unmarked text. Or does the whole idea imply we need a
| new type text/insert or text/fragment?

Or text/html-insert ...

I guess the main problem keeps coming back, is it a full HTML document,
or just a fragment...  define it....  full documents can only be
inserted via IFRAME or FRAME(s)... only fragments can be inserted via
OBJECT...

I would really like to see this one happen, however, there is still one
thing not being supported:

OBJECT "image counter"
   OBJECT "text counter"
	Fall back text here right?
   /OBJECT
/OBJECT

How can one dynamically create the fall back text? say for browers that
can display ALT text as popup baloons?  Ie: An image based counter
should be able to place the count as a TEXT part such as ALT text...  I
don't know if this will even be possible though... its awfully
complicated...