Re: HTML "include": see WD-object [was: HTTP Connection Management]

nemo/Joel N. Weber II (devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu)
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 00:48:38 -0500 (EST)


Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 00:48:38 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199704060548.AAA21566@duality.gnu.ai.mit.edu>
From: "nemo/Joel N. Weber II" <devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
To: connolly@w3.org
CC: john@math.nwu.edu, www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <333AF0A6.75EF8A3F@w3.org> (message from Dan Connolly on Thu, 27
Subject: Re: HTML "include": see WD-object [was: HTTP Connection Management]

[This message was sent to the http-wg list; but it seems to be an
html issue, so I'm replying on the www-html list.]

   From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
   Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 16:11:50 -0600
   Organization: World Wide Web Consortium

   John Franks wrote:
   > One of the major failings of HTML is its inability to do
   > "client side includes" i.e. the equivalent of <img src="foo.png">
   > for text rather than images.

   We expect to remedy this with deployment support for
   the <object> spec[1]. For example:

	   <object data="foo.html">
		   <a href="foo.html">would be in-line
		   if your client supported WD-object</a>
	   </object>

   [1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-object

From reading that spec, I'm not clear whether foo.html is supposed
to be a complete HTML document (ie with a <HEAD> and <BODY>), or
if the HTML in foo.html is supposed be included the way a #include
directive in C works.

Am I missing something?