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Re: OBJECT tag and the IE

From: Tom Gilder <w3c@tom.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 18:10:45 +0100
Message-ID: <147153149950.20020627181045@tom.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On Thursday, June 27, 2002, 5:47:37 PM, Ruben Arrizabalaga wrote:
> Most of the people who navigates in the Internet uses Microsoft´s Internet
> Explorer, How can apply WAI´s guidelines if this people can´t see the
> alternate text of the <OBJECT>???

Sadly IE/win's handling of <object> is severely broken. It treats all <object>
elements as ActiveX objects - if you insert a simple image using <object> and set
ActiveX to prompt, this will demonstrate that.

It will eventually display the image, but will behave more like you inserted an
iframe - complete with padding and scrollbars. You also can't scale the image.

It is a major, major bug - and is preventing sites from being more accessible.

Maybe for IE7, Microsoft?

Tom Gilder
Received on Thursday, 27 June 2002 13:10:56 UTC

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