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Testing Object loading behavior

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:47:11 +0100
To: public-bpwg <public-bpwg@w3.org>
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Per Francois's proxy ACTION-631, and on the topic of how to deal with
loading resources when parsing the <object> tag (ISSUE-234), I have
developed a set of simple test cases to assess whether and when browsers
load external resources linked from object tags:

I would appreciate if those of you who can go through these 4 test cases
(also available at http://tinyurl.com/2lmjkv and as a QR code attached )
on their mobile phones would do so: this would help us better understand
the best way to account for objects.

The early results are available at:

The first few entries seem to show that when no type is set, most
browsers will download the resource, but less than half of them will do
so when the type is set to something they don't support. More precisely:
* Netfront and Safari (in Android SDK) don't (neither do IE6 nor Firefox
on desktop)
* Opera mini and Blazer do (as does Opera Desktop); note however that in
Opera's mini case, it's probably safe to assume, that while a GET
request is made by the middle-tier server, the non-interpretable objects
probably don't induce any transfer back to the real client.

It would be good to have results at least with the Openwave, Opera
Mobile and IE Mobile; please refrain from testing your desktop browsers
since this is not the target of this test.


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