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Re: OBJECT, inheritance, and rendering

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 10:20:00 -0700
Message-Id: <v03130300b1ecf1729fa3@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 8:29a -0700 08/04/98, David Perrell wrote:

>Repeating from 13.5 of the HTML 4.0 REC: "An embedded document is entirely
>independent of the document in which it is embedded...An embedded document
>is only rendered within another document (e.g., in a subwindow); it remains
>otherwise independent."

Could someone define what a "subwindow" is?

>Is a text/plain file a document? If so, it is rendered in a subwindow,
>entirely independent of the embedding document, and that subwindow will have
>its own default background. But non-documents must be treated differently,
>e.g.: for an image the background can be determined by the embedding

What is a non-document? Is a PDF file not a document? It sure isn't text...

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