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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.

Nir Dagan,

> 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
> --
> Todd Fahrner
> mailto:fahrner@pobox.com
> http://www.verso.com/agitprop/
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