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Re: Control Text-file Embedding in HTML-docs

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 22:55:26 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200703292155.l2TLtQn01477@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> Case 3: A HTML-file embedding 5 text-files.
> -------------------------------------------

Note that "embedding" is confusing, because embed is a Microsoft
proprietary element.

> ERROR. Each text-file is inserted in boxes with scroll-bars.
> Should be possible to just print the text. To choose between box and  
> scroll-bars or avoiding it.

If you are talking about object, this is not a subject for HTML
standardisation.  It might fall under the scope of CSS, as it is
really about what is the intrinsic height for a plain text file.

However, the reality is almost certainly that object was promoted
by IE as an implementation of the Microsoft OLE embedding concept,
and other browsers are forced, by the market, to emulate IE.
Received on Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:13:25 UTC

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