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Re: Embed HTML Fragments? (Possible XML implications)

From: Frank Tobin <ftobin@neverending.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 14:00:26 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020423135936.H37866-100000@palanthas.neverending.org>
Wesley Moy, on 2002-04-21, wrote:

> In an HTML document, there are many blocks of information that are often
> in common with other documents (e.g. navigation bars, page footers,
> etc.).  Would it be feasible to keep these in documents in separate
> document fragments and "embed" them only when needed? This would make
> updating navigation bars, table of contents, and other information
> easier. If so, they would, I assume, be fragments, with no HTML tag,
> BODY tag, etc., so they would need to take on a new XML format (XML
> Fragment--XMLF?)

This is what XML external entities and XInclude are for.

Frank Tobin		http://www.neverending.org/~ftobin/
Received on Tuesday, 23 April 2002 14:10:02 UTC

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