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SeaMonkey
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RESOLVED INVALID
16 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Steffen van Bakel, Assigned: asa)

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16 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011012
BuildID:    2001101202

I am trying to cater for browsers that do not deal with OBJECTS correctly, by
writing:

<A NAME="label"><OBJECT DATA="file.html"> Warning: file could not be opened.
Instead, open the <A HREF="file.html">file</A> directly. </OBJECT></A>

as suggested by the W3C documentation. This should embed the file, otherwise
give the warning. Instead, the file will be opened and displayed (in a very
small window), with the words "file directly" adjacent. 



Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.use the URL above. "http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~svb/test.html"
2.
3.

Actual Results:  The file will be opened and displayed (in a very small window),
with the words "file directly" adjacent.  

Expected Results:  This should embed the file, otherwise give the warning.
Running Netscape 4.77, the message "Warning: file could not be opened. Instead,
open the file directly." appears nicely.

<A NAME="label"><OBJECT DATA="file.html"> Warning: file could not be opened.
Instead, open the <A HREF="file.html">file</A> directly. </OBJECT></A>
Nested <a> tags are prohibited by the HTML specification.  Close the <a name>
before starting the <object>....
Boris: So... -> INVALID?

Comment 3

16 years ago
Reporter: It would be interesting if you could give us a pointer
to the W3C document that suggests this horrible construct.

I know that Sun suggests something similar for their Java plugin, but W3C ???
Use <span name="label"> instead.  INVALID.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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