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Re: OBJECT implementation (longish)

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 07:34:47 -0400
Message-ID: <007f01bea1ec$5c2f2560$303a11cf@com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Walter Ian Kaye" <walter@natural-innovations.com>
----- Original Message -----
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 1999 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: OBJECT implementation (longish)

> 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
> >> 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...

What usage did you have in mind? The comment in the DTD reads "submit as
part of form".

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