Re: Frames and Documents (fwd)

Sunil Mishra (smishra@cc.gatech.edu)
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 18:01:06 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 18:01:06 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199609102201.SAA21599@cleon.cc.gatech.edu>
From: Sunil Mishra <smishra@cc.gatech.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <199609101512.KAA03110@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Subject: Re: Frames and Documents (fwd)


\\ One cute idea that comes to mind is to allow A elements to contain an
\\ inline text/html document.  The document could either be contained in
\\ a new attribute (CONTENT) or could be represented in a new URL syntax
\\ in the existing HREF attribute.  In either case the semantic would be
\\ that selecting the link would present the CONTENT as
\\ though it had been returned by a server.  The embedded HTML could use
\\ the Netscape frames syntax or the proposed stylesheet layout extensions
\\ to define a page configuration.
\\ 
\\ Would you consider that easy?
\\ 
\\ scott

I take it you mean contain as between the <a> and </a>? That MIGHT work, in
the same sense that frames work. The link information itself would have to
be enclosed in another tag within the <a></a>, and the HREF were replaced
by something else, say FRAMEREF, with HREF providing a link for non-framed
browsers. Not that I like this solution, to me this is still a kluge.

Sunil