Re: CAPTION element for OBJECT?

Walter Ian Kaye (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 19:38:24 -0700

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 19:38:24 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: CAPTION element for OBJECT?

At 4:55p -0400 07/10/97, Jim Wise wrote:
 > Sure, but counting on all browsers choosing the same visual rendering as
 > yours (or even _having_ a visual rendering) is counter to the purpose of
 > HTML.  If you are preparing a document to be viewed only on your
 > particular machine, OS, and browser, you will be better served by a
 > format such as PDF or Microsloth Word, which are not portable, but
 > promise that the viewer will see what you are seeing.

No, they promise that the user will be severely inconvenienced (which you
would probably agree with, since you say "Microsloth"...).

 > Sure, just like not everyone uses a browser which draws tables the same
 > way yours does.  The difference is that a correctly prepared document
 > which uses CSS will work in the absence of CSS.  Your method does not
 > have this fallback.

My tables come out just fine in Lynx 2.5 -- thank Fote I guess? <G>

  Walter Ian Kaye <boo_at_best*com>    Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter