Re: Netscape Plug-ins and <OBJECT>

jptxs (jptxs@idt.net)
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 12:01:46 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19970920120146.0069492c@idt.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 12:01:46 -0400
To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>, www-html@w3.org
From: jptxs <jptxs@idt.net>
In-Reply-To: <v03110702b0488c168754@[205.149.180.135]>
Subject: Re: Netscape Plug-ins and <OBJECT>

At 01:16 PM 9/19/97 -0700, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>If it weren't for text-only browsers, I would want height and width to
>become *required* attributes...

::shyly admitting ignorance he asked::
why would the height and width being reqired mess with the text only
browsers?  would they allocate the space for an image they cannot show? if
so, this seems rather silly.  there must be some way to make them only be
able to see the ALT attribute and therefore not have a problem with the
height and width.

it would be a real shame if we couldn't eventually make H&W required.  they
do so help the speed of the rendering.


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