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Re: OBJECT, inheritance, and rendering

From: nir dagan <dagan@upf.es>
Date: Wed Jul 29 10:34:41 1998
Message-Id: <199807291426.QAA29072@sahara.upf.es>
To: fahrner@pobox.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
I think that the embeded object and the embeding document 
have separate stylesheets that do not interact. They are 
also parsed separately even if both are HTML documents.

Regards,
Nir Dagan,
http://www.econ.upf.es/%7Edagan/


> 
> Let's suppose that OBJECT has a plain text file as its data source. Perhaps
> the parent of OBJECT is P. Assuming that OBJECT has no formatting specified
> in CSS, nor any presentational attributes in markup, what is the most
> reasonable (screen) rendering for the text? Should whitespace be honored, a
> lá PRE? Or should the object's content render like that of the parent
> element - P - wrapping to the same width? What if OBJECT's parent is PRE
> instead of P?
> 
> Now suppose OBJECT references an HTML file. Do the HTML, HEAD, or BODY
> elements in the included file implicitly terminate the P element from which
> it is called? Does the H1? The P?
> 
> Suppose I say in CSS that OBJECT should be red, and OBJECT's content is an
> HTML file that may or may not have its own stylesheet information concerning
> color (say, blue on BODY). How should the cascade resolve? 
> 
> I recall some discussion of these points several months ago, but don't
> remember details.
> 
> If OBJECT should render truly as a thing unto itself, inheriting nothing
> from its parents, in what functional respects does OBJECT differ from
> IFRAME, other than the "alternate formats/markup" feature proposed for
> OBJECT?
> 
> --
> Todd Fahrner
> mailto:fahrner@pobox.com
> http://www.verso.com/agitprop/
> 
> 
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