Re: about the OBJECT tab

Fred L. Drake (fdrake@CNRI.Reston.VA.US)
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 10:05:33 -0400 (EDT)

From: "Fred L. Drake" <fdrake@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
Message-Id: <199609191405.KAA02980@weyr.CNRI.Reston.Va.US>
Subject: Re: about the OBJECT tab
To: Erika Madja <>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 10:05:33 -0400 (EDT)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Erika Madja" at Sep 16, 96 12:46:57 pm

> 1- Can anyone tell me if there exists a browser that implements the 
> newly defined OBJECT tag ? I would like to see real HTML pages that use it
> and how it works. 

  The Grail browser implements the OBJECT element.  See the
documentation and distribution, available from

> 2- I want to make sure that I have a good understanding of the use 
> of the PARAM  element. It can be used to pass arguments to the 
> implementation  code  identified by the  CLASSID attribute. How does it work ?
> How can I access the PARAM values in my code ?

  Using OBJECT in Grail is discussed in the tutorial documentation at
the Grail web site.  Note that at this time, OBJECT is highly browser
specific; from looking at the spec. there doesn't seem to be a way
around this.
  (Has anyone started a list of the MIME types that are being used for
the TYPE attribute in OBJECT elements?)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.
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