94. setObject

Parameter syntax:

[attribute_name|'-']? S ['anyURI'|'hexBinary'|'base64Binary'|'XML'|'-']?
    S ['gzip'|'-']? S [URL_or_file]?

Changes the object (generally an image) represented by explicitly selected element.


This parameter specifies the name of the attribute containing the URL of the object or directly containing the object data encoded in 'hexBinary' or in 'base64Binary'.

If this parameter is absent (or is '-'), it is the selected element itself which contains the URL of the object or which directly contains the object data in 'hexBinary', 'base64Binary' or XML formats.

anyURI, hexBinary, base64Binary, XML

Specifies how the object is to be ``stored'' in the element or in the attribute. Data type 'XML' is only allowed for elements (typically an svg:svg element).

If this parameter is absent (or is '-'), the data type is found using the grammar of the document. Of course, this cannot be guessed for documents conforming to a DTD (too weakly typed) and for invalid documents conforming to a W3C XML or RELAX NG schema.


If this parameter is specified, object data is compressed with gzip before being encoded in 'hexBinary' or in 'base64Binary'.

This parameter is ignored for 'anyURI' and 'XML' data types.

If this parameter is absent (or is '-'), data is not compressed before being encoded.


Specifies the source of the object.

If this parameter is absent, a chooser dialog box is displayed to let the user specify which file to use.


setObject fileref anyURI
setObject - hexBinary gzip
setObject location - - file://localhost/icons/apache_pb.gif
setObject - XML - C:\graphics\logo.svgz