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Re: OBJECT (was Re: So, what's left?)

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 14:42:35 -0800
Message-Id: <200001312243.RAA04385@tux.w3.org>
To: Jonny Axelsson <jonny@metastasis.net>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
>From: Jonny Axelsson <jonny@metastasis.net>
>Date: Mon, Jan 31, 2000, 1:56 PM
> At 11:44 31.01.00 -0800, Murray Altheim wrote:


>>I don't see any reason to believe anything with an underspecified,
>>complex interaction of contextually variant attributes could be
>>anything but difficult to implement. The fact that two years have
>>passed and nobody has been able to implement it fully should tell
> It is an indication, but the argument on its own that argument would imply
> that CSS is unimplementable, just because Netscape never bothered to try
> until Microsoft did. Mozilla and Opera implementors may tell if OBJECT is a
> pain to implement or not, as both Opera 4 and Mozilla 5 supposedly will
> implement OBJECT.

It is my understanding that iCab [1] currently supports OBJECT [2], and, in
addition to the implementations noted above, MacIE5 also has OBJECT support
(as part of full HTML4 support) [3].

By my count that is four independent products/teams, with one shipping now
(iCab), and another to be shipping within 1.5 months [4], and two more
supposedly sometime this year.


[1] http://www.icab.de/
[2] http://www.icab.de/test.html
[3] http://www.microsoft.com/mac/ie/ie5features2.htm#tasman
[4] http://www.macnn.com/features/msie5-mwsf200.shtml
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