Re: A Simple Question... I Think...

Bert Bos (bert@w3.org)
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 18:59:03 +0200


To: www-html@w3.org
From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Subject: Re: A Simple Question... I Think...
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 18:59:03 +0200
Message-ID: <32359E57.2074@w3.org>

Stuart Young wrote:
>=20
> On Mon, 9 Sep 1996, Alan Thomson wrote:
>=20
> > I would like to include a file in the middle of a web page. Something=
 like:
> >
> > ...
> > <BODY ...>
> > ...
> > <H1>Current List</H1>
> > *** tag to include the HTML formatted page ***
> > <P>Questions or comments, contact ...
> > ...
> > </BODY>
> > </HTML>
> >
> > Is there such a tag? The included file will contain HTML (which I wil=
l be creating).
> > I don=92t want to use a script to do this. I was hoping that there wa=
s a clean way to
> > do this with HTML.
>=20
> There is no 'real' way of doing this just yet. I (and others) have been
> involved in a discussion about using <OBJECT> in such a way (in many
> different forms), but of course, nothing we are discussing is implement=
ed
> in any browsers.
>=20
> The only real way at the moment is to use a script on the server side.

You'll soon be able to use <OBJECT DATA=3D"file.html">Alternative
text</OBJECT>, with WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes if needed. See Dan
Connolly's message earlier today.

...
<BODY ...>
...
<H1>Current List</H1>
<OBJECT DATA=3D"page.html">
  Your browser doesn't understand embedded HTML, instead you can
  <A HREF=3D"page.html">click here</A>
</OBJECT>
<P>Questions or comments, contact ...
...
</BODY>
</HTML>

Bert