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Re: Control Text-file Embedding in HTML-docs

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:27:12 +0100
Message-Id: <6B734A5F-8A68-4469-8982-5573103E88B9@gmail.com>
Cc: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>, www-html@w3.org
To: "Due Per-VCW437" <Per.Due@motorola.com>

Doesn't this use case invalidate the whole idea of markup?
I.E.
	If you need to use the same text in more than one place, mark it up  
in html and link to it from all the other locations.

If you *really* need to do this, any scripting language could  
automate it for you.

On 28 Mar 2007, at 22:24, Due Per-VCW437 wrote:

>
>
>
>
> Thanks for response.
>
> The reason to have the TXT-files is reuse and "update-in-one-place"  
> only.
>
> If the same piece of text must be used in multiple HTML-documents  
> it is nice to edit and maintain it in one place.
> This ensures that the changes take effect everywhere the TXT-file  
> is used.
>
> If the text is embedded in HTML-documents it must be edited in  
> multiple HTML-files when changes are needed.
>
> I tried this:
>
> ==========
>
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
> <html>
> <head>
> </head>
> <body>
> This is
> <object data="file:///D:/HtmlTest/File1.txt">
> </object>
> a test. This is a
> <object data="file:///D:/HtmlTest/File2.txt">
> </object>
> test
> <br>
> This
> <object data="file:///D:/HtmlTest/File3.txt" height="50%" width="50%">
> </object>
> is a test
> <br>
> This
> <IFRAME src="file:///D:/HtmlTest/File1.txt">
> </IFRAME>
> is
> <IFRAME src="file:///D:/HtmlTest/File2.txt">
> </IFRAME>
> a test
> <br>
> This is a
> <IFRAME src="file:///D:/HtmlTest/File3.txt" height="50%" width="50%">
> </IFRAME>
> test
> <br>
>
> <TEXTAREA name="thetext" rows="20" cols="80">
> First line of initial text.
> Second line of initial text.
> </TEXTAREA>
>
> </body>
> </html>
>
> ==========
>
> For TEXTAREA it doesn't seem to be possible to refer to an external  
> file.
>
> Both IFRAME and OBJECT causes text to be places in boxes in the  
> HTML document for browsers:
>
> Mozilla, Opera, Microsoft Internet Explorer.
>
>
>
> Best Regards,
> Per.
>
> ===
>
> Per Hygum Due, Software Engineer,
> MOTOROLA.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Asbjørn Ulsberg [mailto:asbjorn@ulsberg.no]
> Sent: 28. marts 2007 18:07
> To: Due Per-VCW437; www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Control Text-file Embedding in HTML-docs
>
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 09:50:54 +0200, Due Per-VCW437  
> <Per.Due@motorola.com>
> wrote:
>
>> <object data="file:///D:/HtmlTest/File1.txt">
>> </object>
>>
>> <object data="file:///D:/HtmlTest/File2.txt">
>> </object>
>
> Wouldn't it be better to inline the text in a <div> element, like so:
>
>    <div style="width: 10em; overflow: auto">
>      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit [...]
>    </div>
>
> Alternatively, you could use the <iframe> instead of <object> and  
> <textarea> instead of <div>. I'd go with inlining the content  
> instead of having it externally, though, since that would make it  
> available for all UAs, including Google.
>
> -- 
> Asbjørn Ulsberg           -=|=-        asbjorn@ulsberg.no
> «He's a loathsome offensive brute, yet I can't look away»
>
>
Received on Thursday, 29 March 2007 09:27:36 GMT

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