INCLUDE tag

Ian Higgs +44 171 510 8595 (IAN.HIGGS@reuters.com)
Fri, 28 Apr 1995 00:02:36 -0500 (EST)


Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 00:02:36 -0500 (EST)
From: Ian Higgs +44 171 510 8595 <IAN.HIGGS@reuters.com>
Subject: INCLUDE tag
In-Reply-To: <199503101530.JAA03594@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
To: www-html <www-html@www10.w3.org>
Message-Id: <5736020028041995/A23144/RE5/1194E0022100*@MHS>

Is there a proposal for anything like an INCLUDE tag?

e.g.	<include src="http://www.xyz.com/standard-footer.html">

This would have the same structure as IMG but would allow something
from the server to be included BEFORE the page is processed.

This would allow lumps of "boiler-plate" HTML to be cached at the client
end rather than being inserted at the server and sent each time
(as for "server-side includes").

More interesting, would be to include small pieces of generated text.
This would allow the client to cache the overall (fixed) page and just
re-load the dynamic parts (which could be marked as short-lived).

e.g.	<include src="http://www.xyz.com/object-abc?current-price">

/Ian Higgs