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[whatwg] <object> element feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 02:58:59 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811200253050.25582@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 6 May 2008, Vlad Alexander (xhtml.com) wrote:
> >
> > Does the NPAPI define a way to submit form data?
>
> Yes, please see:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=188938
> 
> IE, FF and Opera support plug-ins to submit data in a form. And 
> XStandard plug-in supports this. For example:
> 
> <object type="application/x-xstandard" name="editor1" width="100%" height="300">
> 	<param name="Value" value="Hello World" />
> </object>
> 
> IE, FF and Opera will send "editor1=Hello World" to the server in an 
> HTTP POST.

I've added <object> to form submission in HTML5.


> There is a need for a cross-browser technique to install plug-ins. Until 
> such a technique is specified, the codebase attribute should not be 
> removed.

It hasn't been removed, it just hasn't been defined yet. Not really sure 
how to define it. In IE it's a pointer to native windows code, in HTML4 
it's a base URL for resolution of relative URLs... Not sure what to do 
with it. Most browsers seem to ignore it.

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