Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 00:58:28 -0500 (EST) From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com, Brian Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org> In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.96.980320145339.9599Cemail@example.com> Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.980321004834.13331Afirstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: HTML Architecture (Was: Future of HTML) On Fri, 20 Mar 1998, Gerald Oskoboiny wrote: > I was hoping we would be able to use OBJECT for this, but as far > as I know none of the popular browsers support transclusion of > HTML objects. This might be a good thing for someone to hack into > Netscape once the source is released. Transclusion using enitites and objects are actually different in signifigant ways. An html file inserted with an OBJECT element is a stand alone document. It has it's own URL resolution heirarchy. It has it's own style sheet. It has it's own grove. An html segment inserted with an entity becomes part of the root document. The root document's style sheet applies to it. It's insertion affects the grove structure of the root documents. These subtle diffrences can have major consequences when the document is affected by CSS and DOM. I don't think one method is better than the other. I think each has it's place depending on the situation. -- Russell O'Connor email@example.com <URL:http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/> "And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message" -- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"