Re: A Simple Question... I Think...

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 13:47:23 -0700


Message-Id: <199609102049.NAA17462@andorra.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>
Subject: Re: A Simple Question... I Think...
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 13:47:23 -0700

Bert Bos wrote:
> You'll soon be able to use <OBJECT DATA="file.html">Alternative
> text</OBJECT>, with WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes if needed.

Soon? Netscape doesn't even support OBJECT yet, does it? Is there any
reference material for how this should work? What happens when the
included file has a background, includes a style sheet, or extends
below the defined space? Will manual scrolling be a parameter?
Automatic scrolling?

With the appropriate parameters, this sounds like a much better
incarnation of Microsoft's IFRAME.

I notice, though, that this code currently puts MSIE 3 in limbo after a
security warning appears, and the alternate text isn't displayed.

David