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Re: OBJECT, inheritance, and rendering

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 1998 09:57:37 -0700
Message-Id: <199808031554.IAA15302@gluon.verso.com>
To: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>, "'HTML'" <www-html@w3.org>, "'Style'" <www-style@w3.org>
David Perrell wrote:

>Text inclusions via OBJECT are generally useless without standardized
>rendering. What treatment would be most useful to authors? Should a text
>OBJECT be the client-side equivalent of a server-side include -- a means to
>assemble content fragments at display time?

This is precisely the potential application of OBJECT that prompted this
whole thread. Chris Nelson (in a mozilla group) had been pressing the need
for generic client-side inclusion, as robust as any of the many server-side
techniques being used; I suggested OBJECT, and the rest is thread.
Received on Monday, 3 August 1998 12:59:05 UTC

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