Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 23:14:05 -0400 (EDT) From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Stuff about the OBJECT tag. Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95q.970801224507.12474Cemail@example.com> I'm a little confused about using the OBJECT element to include one HTML document in another. The included HTML document is a full HTML document complete with DOCTYPE and HEAD elements and TITLE elements right? This is unlike a server side includes where the included file is cut and paste into the including docuement. On a similar note this example is given in the specs: <OBJECT title="The Earth as seen from space" classid="http://www.observer.mars/TheEarth.py"> <OBJECT data="TheEarth.mpeg" type="application/mpeg"> <OBJECT src="TheEarth.gif"> The <STRONG>Earth</STRONG> as seen from space. </OBJECT> </OBJECT> </OBJECT> There is an error. ``src'' is not an OBJECT attribute. Also, Content for the OBJECT element is defined as follows: <!ELEMENT OBJECT - - (PARAM | %block)*> Wouldn't <!ELEMENT OBJECT - - (PARAM*, %block*)> be better? I find it a little odd that the content of OBJECT is ignored unless the object can't be rendered UNLESS it can be rendered and it has parmeters. -- Russell O'Connor firstname.lastname@example.org <URL:http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/> "And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message" -- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"