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Re: Hyperlinks in OBJECT inclusions

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 15:33:08 -0700
Message-ID: <000b01bdcc8a$84773540$15a8a8c0@dper>
To: <braden@endoframe.com>
Cc: "'W3C HTML Mailing List (E-mail)'" <www-html@w3.org>
Braden N. McDaniel wrote:
>This interpretation places the inclusion in a decidedly subordinate
position
>to the host document. I'm not convinced that this is in keeping with the
>design goals of OBJECT. Consider:
>
>host.html:
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN">
> <HEAD>
> <TITLE>Host Document</TITLE>
> </HEAD>
> <BODY>
> <OBJECT DATA="inclusion.html" TYPE="text/html" WIDTH="320"
> HEIGHT="240"><A HREF="http://www.w3.org">We're off to see the
> wizard!</A></OBJECT>
> </BODY>
>
>inclusion.html:
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN">
> <HEAD>
> <TITLE>Included Document</TITLE>
> </HEAD>
> <BODY>
> <P><A HREF="http://www.w3.org">We're off to see the wizard!</A>
> </BODY>
>
>Is it reasonable that these links should behave totally differently?


Yes, because the example is silly. If what you're trying to present to the
user is content at w3, why use "inclusion.html" as the object?

Consider this example:

Including document:
<HEAD>
<TITLE>The Bubba Chronicles</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<P><IMG ALIGN=left SRC="enmeshed.jpg">Here's a photo of a compromising
position taken by unnamed sources.</P>
<P>Here is a sequence of diagrams showing how the position might have been
attained:</P>
<OBJECT DATA="step1.html" TYPE="text/html" WIDTH="320"
HEIGHT="240"><A HREF="step1.html">Click here to begin sequence.</A></OBJECT>
</BODY>

Included document:
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Step one</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<P><IMG SRC="step1.gif"></P>
<P>Bill does a headstand on the presidential seal, barking softly. <A
HREF="step2.html">&gt;&gt;&gt; Next &gt;&gt;&gt;</A></P>
</BODY>

Far more useful if the link target is the embedded window, IMHO.

David Perrell
Received on Thursday, 20 August 1998 18:32:56 GMT

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