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include facility in html

From: Marty Landman <marty@catnmoose.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 07:57:25 -0400
Message-ID: <35E69B25.8116D6EC@catnmoose.com>
To: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
>Jed Hunsaker wrote:

>It would be very useful to be able to embed HTML just like any WAV or
MIDI >file. I know it's already available for JavaScript as a js file
but I still wonder why >not HTML? If I use a footer on every HTML page
and I want to edit it, I have to >go to each HTML page and edit it one
by one.  I should be able to just edit one >file called footer.html.
embed src=footer.html, that simple. I'm sure it couldn't be >all that
tedious.

I agree in spirit... the ability to include text w/o actually coding it
would be great.  As it is now I use SSI with Perl to get that effect on
my web site.  I'm wondering if in fact there are issues preventing this
kind of facility up to now.  It seems like such an obvious thing to do I
wonder if there's a good reason it hasn't been done!

Unfortunately the alternative is the proliferation of other
methodologies which just causes headaches for developers IMHO.  That is,
HTML is the starting point of web content and as such the W3C is in a
position to affect the cleanliness of implementation to a  greater
extent on the part of user agents than anyone/thing else, again IMHO.

So why isn't there a tag for including text in html code?

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