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Re: OBJECT, inheritance, and rendering

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 12:36:15 -0700
Message-Id: <v03130306b1ebbf80be08@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
At 11:33a -0700 08/03/98, David Perrell wrote:
>Todd Fahrner wrote:
>>This is precisely the potential application of OBJECT that prompted this
>>whole thread. Chris Nelson (in a mozilla group) had been pressing the need
>>for generic client-side inclusion, as robust as any of the many server-side
>>techniques being used; I suggested OBJECT, and the rest is thread.
>Seems reasonable at first glance. So, if text/plain is inserted into an HTML
>document via OBJECT, it then would be presented according to the style rules
>at the point of insertion and could contain HTML markup that would be
>But if the purpose of OBJECT is to nest something independent of the
>enclosing document within its own subwindow, then the text should be
>rendered in the OBJECT window precisely the same way the UA would render the
>text file were it not nested. To do otherwise would compromise the integrity
>A text/html OBJECT sized by default will be as deep as necessary to hold its
>content, yes? So, client-side inclusions of text/html should be doable with
>OBJECT as long as both including and included documents are authored with
>this in mind.

How about this. If the subdocument contains the html/head/title/body tags
then it gets treated as an individual document, otherwise it's just a snippet
and gets "flattened" into a client-side include. Umm, that'd be for *text*
documents; binary would be another matter I suppose.

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