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3905profile='' processing; example for <object>; add link to research for dialog suggestions2009-09-18 20:30
@@ -22302,20 +22302,45 @@ href="?audio">audio&lt;/a> test instead.)&lt;/p></pre>
   name/value pair.</p>
   <p>The IDL attributes <dfn
   title="dom-param-name"><code>name</code></dfn> and <dfn
   title="dom-param-value"><code>value</code></dfn> must both
   <span>reflect</span> the respective content attributes of the same
+  <div class="example">
+   <p>The following example shows how the <code>param</code> element
+   can be used to pass a parameter to a plugin, in this case the Flash
+   plugin.</p>
+   <pre>&lt;!DOCTYPE HTML>
+&lt;html lang="en">
+ &lt;head>
+  &lt;title>Flash test page&lt;/title>
+ &lt;/head>
+ &lt;body>
+  &lt;p>
+   &lt;object type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
+    <strong>&lt;param name=movie value=""></strong>
+    This page requires the use of a proprietary technology. Since you
+    have not installed the software product required to view this
+    page, you should try visiting another site that instead uses open
+    vendor-neutral technologies.
+   &lt;/object> 
+  &lt;/p>
+ &lt;/body>
+  </div>
   <h4 id="video">The <dfn><code>video</code></dfn> element</h4>
   <dl class="element">
    <dd><span>Flow content</span>.</dd>
    <dd><span>Phrasing content</span>.</dd>
    <dd><span>Embedded content</span>.</dd>
    <dd>If the element has a <code title="attr-media-controls">controls</code> attribute: <span>Interactive content</span>.</dd>
@@ -47877,20 +47902,22 @@ interface <dfn>DataGridListener</dfn> {
    title="attr-hyperlink-rel">rel</code>-keyword is <em>not</em> used
    on these <code>a</code> elements because they do not represent tags
    that apply to the page itself; they are just part of an index
    listing the tags themselves.</p>
+  <!-- -->
   <p>This specification does not define a specific element for marking
   up conversations, meeting minutes, chat transcripts, dialogues in
   screenplays, instant message logs, and other situations where
   different players take turns in discourse.</p>
   <p>Instead, authors are encouraged to mark up conversations using
   <code>p</code> elements and punctuation. Authors who need to mark
   the speaker for styling purposes are encouraged to use
   <code>span</code> or <code>b</code>. Paragraphs with their text
   wrapped in the <code>i</code> element can be used for marking up
@@ -88118,31 +88145,46 @@ interface <span>HTMLHeadElement</span> {
            attribute DOMString <span title="dom-head-profile">profile</span>;
   <p>User agents should ignore the <code
   title="attr-head-profile">profile</code> content attribute on
   <code>head</code> elements.</p>
   <p>When the attribute would be used as a globally unique name, the
   user agent should instead always assume that all known profiles
   apply to all pages, and should therefore apply the conventions of
-  all known metadata profiles to the document.</p>
+  all known metadata profiles to the document, ignoring the value of
+  the attribute.</p>
   <p>When the attribute's value would be handled as a <span>URL</span>
-  and dereferenced, the user agent may <span title="resolve a
-  url">resolve</span> the attribute's value, and if that is
-  successful, may then <span>fetch</span> the resulting <span>absolute
-  URL</span> and apply the appropriate processing.</p>
+  and dereferenced, the user agent must use the following steps:</p>
+  <ol>
+   <li><p><span title="split a string on spaces">Split on
+   spaces</span> the the value of the <code
+   title="attr-meta-profile">profile</code> attribute.</p></li>
+   <li><p><span title="resolve a url">Resolve</span> each resulting
+   token relative to the <code>meta</code> element.</p></li>
+   <li><p>For each token that is successfully resolved,
+   <span>fetch</span> the resulting <span>absolute URL</span> and
+   apply the appropriate processing.</p></li>
+  </ol>
   <p>The <dfn title="dom-head-profile"><code>profile</code></dfn> IDL
   attribute of the <code>head</code> element must <span>reflect</span>
-  the content attribute of the same name.</p>
+  the content attribute of the same name, as if the attribute's value
+  was just a string. (In other words, the value is not <span
+  title="resolve a url">resolved</span> in any way on getting.)</p>
   <pre class="idl">[Supplemental]
 interface <span>HTMLHRElement</span> {
            attribute DOMString <span title="dom-hr-align">align</span>;
            attribute boolean <span title="dom-hr-noShade">noShade</span>;
            attribute DOMString <span title="dom-hr-size">size</span>;
            attribute DOMString <span title="dom-hr-width">width</span>;