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Re: HTML Improvement/Suggestion

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 00:07:19 +0100
Message-ID: <439E02A7.1050500@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Jukka K. Korpela schreef:
> The type attribute, if used to express the Internet media type (MIME 
> type), reflects a wrong approach. The media type is to be known and 
> announced by the server that delivers the object. The embedding 
> document should just reserve space for the object (and contain 
> fallback content to
> be presented when the object is not available)

Afaik, the type attribute (or whatever its name may be) in this case 
means to indicate what types it accepts. So supposedly <object 
src="bla.html" type="image/*">fallback content</object> would result in 
the fallback content being shown, unless the server associates the .html 
extension with an image/ type.


~Grauw

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