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Re: OBJECT, inheritance, and rendering

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 09:36:54 -0700
Message-ID: <001501bdbefc$ed5d6980$15a8a8c0@dper>
To: "'HTML'" <www-html@w3.org>, "'Style'" <www-style@w3.org>

Braden N. McDaniel wrote:

>Note: That URL refers to the Proposed Recommendation. The matching section
>in the Recommendation can be found here:
>
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/objects.html#h-13.5>


Thanks for reminding me my bookmarks need updating.

>I still perceive the problem I mentioned with monochromatic inclusions
(such
>as text files). Section 13.5 of the HTML spec appears to speak only to the
>inclusion of other HTML files. Besides, I maintain that it would be a Good
>Idea to treat monochromatic inclusions uniformly where color is concerned.


Text inclusions via OBJECT are generally useless without standardized
rendering. What treatment would be most useful to authors? Should a text
OBJECT be the client-side equivalent of a server-side include -- a means to
assemble content fragments at display time?

David Perrell
Received on Monday, 3 August 1998 12:36:33 GMT

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