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Re: Include pieces of code in an HTML file

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 19:39:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.991001193223.4740B-100000@mail.q2.net>

On Fri, 1 Oct 1999, Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor wrote:

> SGML already allows for external entites.  The specs only need to be
> changed to allow the following construct:
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/strict.dtd" [
> <!ENTITY header SYSTEM "http://www.example.com/header.inc">
> <!ENTITY footer SYSTEM "http://www.example.com/footer.inc">
> ]>
> [etc]

The book was closed on this a long time ago.  See


> This is perfectly in line with SGML, and I really don't know why it
> hasn't been adopted. 

Because Netploder doesn't support it.  The web is what Netploder supports.
The politically correct way to refer to this is to talk in terms of
"constrained solutions".

Received on Friday, 1 October 1999 18:59:05 UTC

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