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Re: about the OBJECT tab

From: Carl Morris <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 17:14:49 -0500
Message-Id: <199610042220.RAA19037@inet.htcnet.com>
To: "Foteos Macrides" <MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
Cc: "WWW HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
| 	But OBJECTs can be nested so that the UA can drop through it
| until it finds something which it can handle (ideally, with
worthwhile
| HTML markup in the deepest level of the nest).  To use the HTTP mime
| type for such decisions, the UA would have to send a HEAD request and
| analyze that reply.  It would be better to *require* at least one
| attribute within each OBJECT tag adequate for making the descision.

One holdup may be whether or not SGML supports this behavior ...  SGML
parsing problems with EMBED was one of the reasons for OBJECT...
Received on Friday, 4 October 1996 18:15:03 UTC

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