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Re: Header, Footer, and Sidebars

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 23:22:51 -0800
To: <www-style@w3.org>, "Todd Fahrner" <fahrner@pobox.com>
Message-ID: <01bcfd60$c480e2c0$831cd9cf@davidp>
Todd Fahrner wrote:

>Why is an HTML document a more integral object than, say, a DIV, or ordered
list, or other markup "fragment"? For a non-validating UA, what's the
difference between a well-formed fragment and a document?

The fragment doesn't lend itself to backward compatibility. Alternate
content of the object could be a link to a self-contained document's URL and
nothing would be lost except convenience. Can you link to a critical

What's the likely use for this inclusion of another document in an object,
anyway? Unlike IFRAME, OBJECT can't be targeted. It really would be more
interesting if it were possible to apply an alternate stylesheet as part of
the OBJECT specification -- with a PARAM, perhaps?

David Perrell
Received on Sunday, 30 November 1997 02:23:11 UTC

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