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Re: Suggestion for <SECTION> tag

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 22:32:42 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200502162232.j1GMWgj04658@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> Or OBJECT. (Since I do not think it is about including XML fragments, is 
> it?)

object was my thought as well.  It's possibly a particular presentational
variation of object, as the more useful variant is to allow one to scroll
the whole referenced document, and just position at the start of the
fragment.

Also, if I remember correctly, one can have an id attribute on any
element and can use any id attributed element as a target of an anchor,
so there is no need for a new element, just an alternative interpretation
for fragment references to non-empty elements.

> 
> > In Adeel's use case, however, there are some security and intellectual
> > property concerns.  Client-side embedding of fragments from different
> > sites could make life a little too easy for phishers.

I see intellectual property as a severe constraint.  When this sort of thing
has come up before, it has been called "transclusion" and has been proposed
by people who clearly totally rejected the concept of copyright.

Also, if a section of a document really stands alone, my interpretation of
the original web concept is that it ought to be a page in its own right.
Even with the modern web, serving a whole page for a short extract wastes
bandwidth.
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