Re: Netscape Plug-ins and <OBJECT>

VulcanBoy (vulcanboy@rocketmail.com)
Sun, 21 Sep 1997 11:39:45 -0700 (PDT)


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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 11:39:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: VulcanBoy <vulcanboy@rocketmail.com>
To: jptxs <jptxs@idt.net>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Netscape Plug-ins and <OBJECT>






---jptxs <jptxs@idt.net> wrote:
>
> 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.
> 
Odd, I thought exactly the opposite was meant. The way I read that, if
you run across a page that doesn't have height and width tags (thereby
slowing the display in graphics browers), you can always look at the
following text with a text browser, which ignores the image anyway.
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