Re: What about an <INSERT HREF="foo.txt"> tag ?

James K. Tauber (
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 16:51:14 +0800

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Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 16:51:14 +0800
From: "James K. Tauber" <>
To: Wolfgang HEES <>
Cc: "'WWW-html w3 org'" <>
Subject: Re: What about an <INSERT HREF="foo.txt"> tag ?

Wolfgang HEES wrote:
> was there ever the idea of creating an <INSERT HREF="foo.txt"> tag ?
> It would take the contents of the specified file (be it HTML or not)
> and display it in the page.

A solution already exists but it requires web browsers to allow 
declaration subsets and general entities. For example:

	<!ENTITY heading SYSTEM "">
<TITLE>Test Page</TITLE>

Once you start getting web browsers with SGML parsers and proper entity 
management this will be possible.

Infact, what would be nice is a web browser with an architecture engine 
that could serve up documents in any DTD conforming to HTML as a 
James K. Tauber /
University CWIS Coordination Officer
The University of Western Australia