Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 14:24:01 -0400 (EDT) From: Erika Madja <madja@IRO.UMontreal.CA> Message-Id: <199609251824.OAA02320@ell.iro.umontreal.ca> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: about the OBJECT tab Cc: email@example.com I want to mention that this example isn't based on any specific browser. So my use of the OBJECT tag is rather based on the specification in http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-object.html as I expect that netscape or any other popular browser will implement these features. I want also to precise that all our existing code is C++ and we want to remain this way. ----- Begin Included Message ----- [Example HTML omitted.] > Do you think all the information conveyed by audio-variant1, > audio-variant2, video-variant1, audio-list and video-list etc.. will be > accessible to the code "xxxxxxxx" ? Erika, Grail doesn't support <OBJECT DECLARE>, so the single applet that uses an external source of data would be necessary for your application. Does your answer remain the same with this precision ? > I guest that the way parameters values are passed to the code is > browser-dependant, isn't ? It will certainly be dependent on the applet language, and I'd expect that browser dependencies will also be a problem for a while. Grail uses Python's keyword arguments to pass parameters to the applet class constructor, but I don't think all applet languages support keyword calling, much less the same kind of runtime support that Python uses. Ok. > 2- Another simple and clear solution is to put all the metadata into a file > and just declare the multimedia in this way: > > <OBJECT id = multimedia DECLARE CLASSID = "xxxxxxxx"> > <PARAM name = metadatafile value = "ffff.meta"> > </OBJECT> > > But my boss doesn't like this solution... > Thanks a lot in advance. I must say I agree with your boss; I don't either. ;-) There's clearly a lot of work to be done on Grail's model for applets and resource declaration. Since Grail is mostly a side issue here, I don't expect resolutions to many of the real problems in the immediate future. -Fred -- Fred L. Drake, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org Corporation for National Research Initiatives 1895 Preston White Drive Reston, VA 20191-5434 ----- End Included Message ----- Thanks.