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Re: proposal for a new html tag

From: Liam Relihan <relihanl@ul.ie>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 19:51:51 +0000 (GMT)
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: David - Morris <dwm@shell.portal.com>, http working group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.90.950322194543.214I-100000@iseg10>
On Wed, 22 Mar 1995, Jeffrey Mogul wrote:
> Agreed.  This is a somewhat different problem than the one which
> started this thread, but I would really like to see a browser that
> supported a "flatten" command (maybe "flatten 1 level", "flatten N levels",
> and "flatten entirely" commands).  I don't know if this would require

This is known as "folding" on some editing/hypertext systems. 

If we are only interested in folding as a means to allow readers to skim 
through text and selectively reveal interesting bits, then this just 
requires a new tag in HTML and browsers that will fold/unfold text in 
response to this tag. 
Aside: Should a recursive fold be allowed ?

However, if we are interested in folding as a means to reduce network 
traffic, then things get somewhat more complex as has already been 
suggested by others.

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