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RE: <EMBED> tag not supported in IE

From: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 16:07:42 +0200
To: "Rakesh" <rakeshk@mahindrabt.com>, "W3C HTML" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601c13d26$9e8d5a80$3e95e23e@andromeda>
Hello Rakesh,

there is no <embed/> element in HTML. <embed/> is a netscape invention. The
official tag for the implementation you are looking for is <object/>, which
works similar to <applet/> and <embed/>. Using a combination of <object/>,
<embed/> and <applet/>, similar to the output of HTMLConverter from SUN, is
best to make Java applets work with all browsers that have Java support.

Greetings

Christian Hujer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Rakesh
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 8:16 AM
> To: W3C HTML
> Subject: <EMBED> tag not supported in IE
>
>
>
>
> We have a cgi application which sends enormous amout of html data as
> parameters to a Java applet . These parameters were passed in
> <PARAM>  tag for
> IE Broser and <EMBED> tag when send to Netscape . The cgi identified the
> Client Browser  from the HTTP_USER_AGENT  env variable
>
> When we ported this application to Oracle Web Server , the OWS doesn't
> identify the "HTTP_USER_AGENT"  variable . As a result , both
> type of browsers
> recieve only <PARAM> tag ( default) . Netscape fails to load !
>
> As a temp fix we send both PARAM as well as EMBED tag - but given the fact
> that data sent is huge ( in magnitude of 500 K) ,  the performance  is
> deterioated .
>
> Can anyone help / suggestions
>
> Thanx for working on this in advance
>
> Rakesh
>
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