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There is still no good way to include text in HTML 5

From: Joseph Shraibman <jks@iname.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 23:41:25 -0500
Message-ID: <47BBAF75.5050203@iname.com>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org

If you want to include text into an html page there has never been a 
good way to do it.  Banner ads were first introduced because there was a 
wag to include an image with the <IMG> tag but there wasn't a way to 
include text.  Today anyone who wants to include text has to either use 
javascript or an <iframe> tag.  <iframe> tags are unwieldy because the 
text can't be inserted cleanly; it has to be inserted into a new box.

I, for example, want to insert the current Internet Storm Status on a 
page, with the source being:  http://isc.sans.org/infocon.txt.  I have 
to use an <iframe>, which leaves the inserted text unaligned.
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 16:44:24 UTC

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