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RE: OBJECT's type attribute in 4.01

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 09:55:23 -0400
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To: Patrice Calve <patrice.calve@cactuscom.ca>, www-html@w3.org
At 08:39 AM 30/08/99 -0400, Patrice Calve wrote:
>Another advantage of having the Content-Type inside the code is that it
>would permit us to send different media types within one "page".  Or having
>the browser to choose to view one or another.  

You can already do this without using any TYPE attribute.

>A classic use of this feature would be for downloading files.  Modern
>software download sites have a web page explaining how to download and
>install the file beeing sent, and will send the file to the client.  This is
>done usually via a REFRESH (or redirect) action.  What if the beginning of
>the HTML web page had a html content type instruction and at the end of the
>page, an instruction that will send to the browser the file + it's content

How would this differ from the Refresh approach?

>More than that, what if the user/browser could choose between different
>formats of the file?  Choose between a PDF, Doc or txt file?  Choose between
>specific version of the document/software/platform?  Same thing goes for
>video, music, etc.

This is already possible without any TYPE attribute.

Liam Quinn
A Real Validator for Windows, http://arealvalidator.com/
Web Design Group, http://www.htmlhelp.com/
Received on Monday, 30 August 1999 09:54:50 UTC

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