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

Christian Taube (taube@isa.de)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 11:11:24 +0200 (MET DST)


From: Christian Taube <taube@isa.de>
Message-Id: <199606130911.LAA17575@gauss.isa.de>
Subject: Re: What about an <INSERT HREF="foo.txt"> tag ?
To: jtauber@library.uwa.edu.au (James K. Tauber)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 11:11:24 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: hees@lhc.msm.cern.ch, www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <31BFD682.78FF@library.uwa.edu.au> from "James K. Tauber" at Jun 13, 96 04:51:14 pm

James Tauber wrote:
]<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN" [
]	<!ENTITY heading SYSTEM "http://www.uwa.edu.au/heading.incl">
]]>
]<HTML>
]<HEAD>
]<TITLE>Test Page</TITLE>
]</HEAD>
]<BODY>
]&heading;
]</BODY>
]</HTML>
]
]Once you start getting web browsers with SGML parsers and proper entity 
]management this will be possible.

Yes, this would be a nice thing to see.  But it will be a very
significant departure from a lot of current implementations.

As an aside: I recently edited a hand-crafted HTML document in
Navigator Gold.  Before, its head looked like this:

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN//">
    <!-- $Id: index.html,v 1.9 1996/05/30 11:59:23 taube Exp $ -->
    <HTML>
    <HEAD>

    <TITLE>My Title</TITLE>
    <BASE HREF="http://somesite.de/index.html">
    <LINK REV="made" HREF="mailto:somebody@somesite.de">
    
    </HEAD>

After, it looked like this:

    <html>
    <head>
       <title>My Title</title>
    </head>
    <body text="#000000" bgcolor="#E6E8FA" link="#0000EE" vlink="#551A8B" alink="#FF0000">
       <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Mozilla/2.01Gold (Win32)">
        <center><p><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN//"><!-- $Id: index.html,v 1.9 1996/05/30 11:59:23 taube Exp $ --><BASE HREF="http://somesite.de/index.html"><LINK REV="made" HREF="mailto:somebody@somesite.de"></p></center>

Hmmm, yummy.  Standards can be so very nice to ya, Wilber ... :-)

]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 
]meta-DTD.

In the meantime, use SoftQuad's Panorama for SGML via the Web.  There
are some very nice SGML resources at

    http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/Mosaic/WebSGML.html

Panorama's free edition should live somewhere in

    http://www.sq.com

Disclaimer: I have no stake at all in SoftQuad, or any other
relation to them, other than that I like Panorama :-).

Christian.

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