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Re: OBJECT implementation (longish)

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 11:03:55 -0700
Message-Id: <v03130304b35ccdf5ca1b@[134.79.129.61]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 8:15p -0700 05/07/99, Braden N. McDaniel wrote:
>"Brian R. Smith" wrote:
>> (5) If an OBJECT has no "type" attribute (legal) and specifies a URL to
>> something that doesn't provide type information (FTP, local file, etc.), how
>> should it be handled?  Scientific wild-ass guess?
>
>The HTTP case is clear; for the local file case, I'd say that
>determining the MIME type is up to whatever mechanism the local OS has
>in place (which could be a "scientific wild-ass guess").

I like that term. "SWAG"? :-)


>> (6) If you put an OBJECT into a form, where does the value to be submitted
>> for it come from?
>
>I'm not a forms guy, so I'll pass on this one.

I can only picture that as an imagemap; nothing else makes any sense.
Actually I would expect it to be a valueless item, like <IMG>.
Just because it can take a NAME= doesn't make it a form element...


-Walter
Received on Monday, 10 May 1999 14:06:43 GMT

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