Re: about the OBJECT tab

Erika Madja (madja@IRO.UMontreal.CA)
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 13:04:20 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 13:04:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: Erika Madja <madja@IRO.UMontreal.CA>
Message-Id: <199609271704.NAA06396@fressel.iro.umontreal.ca>
To: fdrake@weyr.cnri.reston.va.us
Subject: Re: about the OBJECT tab
Cc: www-html@w3.org


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From <@weyr.cnri.reston.va.us:fdrake@weyr>  Fri Sep 27 10:39:53 1996
From: "Fred L. Drake" <fdrake@cnri.reston.va.us>
Subject: Re: about the OBJECT tab
To: Erika Madja <madja@IRO.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 10:33:18 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
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> 	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. 

Erika,
  How do you use C++ for applets?  It sounds like you're not looking
for applets so much as external object interaction / invocation.  Or
do I seriously misunderstand what you're doing?  It doesn't sound like
you're using applets at all; what is actually using your object
declarations?



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	Fred,
	
	Excuse me. I think what I want can be viewed  as a plug-ins. 
To summarize, we have an application (C++) that displays  multimedia  documents with QoS facilities. 
We want these multimedia documents  to be included in HTML documents and still being  handled by 
the  application. This later need the metadata (cf my original message ) as parameters to initialize
the multimedia being inserted. 
	The questions is : What will be the best way to include this parameters in the HTML documents so that
the "multimedia handler" (i.e  the C++ application) can access them ? 
Don't you think the OBJECT tag (and it PARAM elements) can be a solution ? 
The  specification refers to plug-ins as possible "object"  that can be embedded in HTML documents.

Any help will be apreciated.
Thanks.



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Erika  MADJA
Universite de Montreal
madja@iro.umontreal.ca