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Re: Applet, Target, Object, Embed in XHTML 1.1

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 18:45:35 +0000
To: "Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20030203184534.GB23227@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 08:46:51AM +0000, Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP] wrote:
| That is, one needs something analogous to fully-IANA-
| registered MIME types as a mandatory parameter to
| <object ...> to ensure that other optional parameters
| are correctly and consistently interpreted.

Possibly we should use a Java packages style naming convention, for 
example ActiveX controls could be specified as:

<object classid="com.microsoft/D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" />

Whereas plugins for Acme Co Browser would be specified as:

<object classid="uk.co.acme/1234" />

It removes the need for an authority to be set up for registering    
classids, because the system piggy-backs onto the DNS.

As domain name collisions are (theoretically) not going to happen, so 
there should be no classid collisions.

Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
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