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[Bug 12878] New: Master pages wanted eagerly

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Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 06:56:32 +0000
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           Summary: Master pages wanted eagerly
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mike+html-wg-mailbot@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

public-html-comments posting from: relay20042004@mail.ru

May be I missed something while reading drafts of new HTML standard, but I
seriously think, there's one feature that HTML really lacks. I'm talking about
Master Pages done with pure HTML only. You may object, saying that there are
tons of server technologies including SSI, ASP.NET, PHP, at least JavaScript,
to accomplish this task.

But there are also applications where these HTML-based Master Pages would be
essential. They are the servers which have server scripting turned off or don't
have it at all, such as mini web servers, possibly done on the hardware router

There is one truth about server-based master pages: each time such a page is
loaded the client should download the web site design again and again instead
of downloading master page once, caching it and then applying to each content
page. Such a waste of traffic!

There may be also some profit from Master Pages on client side when saving
downloaded web sites to disk.

I think, there already are great drafts for this technology present - no need
to invent something new from scratch. Look at ASP.NET Master Pages for example.
There are basic elements:
1. Link to master page in the content page
2. Named content placeholders in the master page
3. Named structures with contents, which correspond to named placeholders in
master page

Please reply me about your opinions concerning implementation of this feature.
And please remember - I am at least one user who needs this technology :) I had
enough time to think about that.

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