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Re: HTML 5: <include> tag?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 23:35:50 +0000 (UTC)
To: Chandra.Tamirisa@frb.gov
Cc: public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908122334090.6420@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 3 Aug 2009 Chandra.Tamirisa@frb.gov wrote:
> As I was working on my website to include a common footer across all the 
> pages on an Apache webserver, I discovered that it could perhaps be done 
> more elegantly by adding an <include/> tag to the HTML specification. 
> Such a tag, if the HTML DOM is modified to add it, could supercede the 
> <object/> tag and serve as a single interface for the browser to parse 
> its content file name by extension type to render the appropriate file 
> on the page. It will absorb into it the current SSI functionality 
> offered in a variety of forms by various intermediate web server 
> features.
> Including this in the HTML specification itself has the advantage of 
> applying ACL rules to an HTML page without being subjected to the 
> web-server specific file security requirements, while applying the 
> website ACL requirements by page or link, thus not having to worry about 
> any security breaches (assuming that all the current SSIs serve up the 
> included file content and not the SSI instruction itself when the page 
> source is displayed by the browser so as not to reveal the file name and 
> location of the included file).

HTML5 now supports this using <iframe seamless src=""></iframe>.

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