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Re: My thoughts on XHTML 2

From: (wrong string) äper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 19:00:29 +0100
Message-ID: <134d01c2c240$26676140$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
To: "W3 HTML Mailing List" <www-html@w3.org>

> On 1/21/03 6:17 PM, "Christoph P*per" <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
>>> I was hoping <param> could go under any element as its first
>>> children, seeing that <object> is pretty much universal now...
>> What about nested objects?
> <div src="...">
>     <param ... />
>     <div src="...">
>         <param ... />
>     </div>
> </div>

All of those would probably always be shown (like IE handles object
nowadays). Object does have semantic meaning, div has not, except that it
groups its children "somehow". A p with src attribute would still be a
paragraph, meaning that not all kind of possible sources were correct to

> Isn't this what <object> does in the first place?

Object includes "stuff" into the document and provides mechanisms to aid
doing this (several attributes and the param element).

Hey! I didn't notice that in the current draft caption is a valid child of
object, at least according to the minimal content model:

  (caption?,(PCDATA | Flow | param)*)

Christoph Päper
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2003 13:00:29 UTC

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