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RE: Hyperlinks in OBJECT inclusions

From: John T. Whelan <whelan@physics.utah.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 08:22:40 -0600
Message-Id: <199808201422.IAA39160@einstein.physics.utah.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
David Norris writes, about the behavior of links in a text/html OBJECT,

>Perhaps some method of specifying the behavior would be prudent.

	How about the TARGET attribute of the link?  I'd say the
default behavior should be to replace the OBJECT or the current frame
within the OBJECT, but we could define new values "_objself",
"_objparent" and "_objtop" which would be equivalent to the targets
"_self", "_parent" and "_top" appearing in the document containing the

	Another possibility is to say that the "_parent" and "_self"
values are indeed treated as if the OBJECT were an independent HTML
document, but TARGET="_top" would replace the entire browser window,
containing document, frameset and all, while TARGET="_object" would
bring up the new document withing the OBJECT, even if called from
within a frame in the object.  Then "_objparent" and "_objself" would
still be treated described above.

	Speaking of nested framesets and OBJECTS, should links outside
the OBJECT be able to target frames inside the OBJECT by name?

					John T. Whelan
Received on Thursday, 20 August 1998 10:22:18 UTC

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