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Re: Transclusion

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 08:45:59 -0500
Message-Id: <199612231345.IAA08855@nathaniel.ebt>
To: tbray@textuality.com
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
At 10:15 AM 12/21/96 -0800, Terry Allen wrote:
>Don't want to be pedantic, but this after all is a discussion of hypermedia
>so we should get our terms straight.  I *think* transclusion means inclusion, 
>not just of another document, but of an arbitrary segment of another document, 
>in Nelson's scheme all done by byte offset, but the key point is you're 
>pulling in a piece of something else.  I think what the web does now with 
><img> and <frame> is inclusion rather than transclusion.

Nah. HTTP 1.1, and some HTTP 1.0 servers already allow sub-document
addressing (mostly byte-range, but DynaWeb does structural chunking).  
Nothing in the WWW stops true transclusion at all.
Received on Monday, 23 December 1996 08:47:43 EST

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