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<object> instead of <iframe>? cperkins
I'm working on an XHTML 1.1 (Strict) document. I understand that the IFRAME tag is no longer supported.
But, I believe the <object> tag is supposed to be used in its stead? Is this correct?
If so, does anyone have some sample XHTML that demonstrates this? I know how to use an <object> tag in lieu of an <img>, but how about for another XHTML file?
I found the info. Thanks.
...] w3.org MonkeeSage
You have the right idea AFAICT, the <object> will eventually replace the <iframe> (at least it seems that way), but currently it doesn't work in all the browsers.
An example would be:
<object id="page" type="text/html" data="page.htm" width="500" height="600"> <p>Oops! That didn't work...</p> </object>
this [ xml.com] article by Mark Pilgrim for more info (it is dealing with <object> as a replacement for <img>, but it is still relevant).
Nb. Firebird 7 (the nightlies anyway), and Opera 7, and IE6 (SP1 w/ latest cumulative patch), now support <object> with HTML data pretty well (seems they basically treat it as an iframe).
Ps. I only tested with this DTD:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
Another note, in the three browsers mentioned, you can access the <object> element itself (instead of it's reference, which only has the attributes like type and data) through the window.frames collection, just like an iframe, like...