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Subject: Re[2]: [cgmo-webcgm] why not use 'data' on <object>?

Just a quick observation, <param name="src"/> is not allowed in WebCGM
1.0/2.0, (I can't find it in the specs).

It looks like a proprietary feature and should not be used in the test

 Benoit   mailto:benoit@itedo.com

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 9:46:29 AM, you wrote:

> Lofton,

>   > All (esp. implementers) --

>   > I just noticed that everyone passes NUBS01 test, even those without a DOM
>   > implementation.  This is curious, as the CGM is loaded thusly in the HTML
>   > harness:
>   > ><body
> onload="document.getElementById('ivx1').getWebCGMDocument().src=   > >'NUBS01.cgm';">
>   > >...
>   > ><object id="ivx1" type="image/cgm;Version=4;ProfileId=WebCGM" width="400"
>   > >height="400">

>   > Am I missing something, or does this require a DOM implementation to load
>   > the CGM?  Of course, the non-DOM implementations that have "pass" could
>   > mean that they view the same as the reference picture, when viewing the
>   > HTML standalone.

> Good observation. We had to implement the basic getWebCGMDocument() 
> interface before we could use the HTML on the Statics to load the CGM.

>   > But my real question is:  why not just use the 'data' attribute on the
>   > <object> element (per section 3.4 of WebCGM)?  Do all implementers handle
>   > it properly?
> We don't support the 'da'ta' attribute.

> Or you can use the <OBJECT .... params="src" value="NUBS01.cgm">
> to load the CGM in a non-DOM viewer.

>   > -Lofton.

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