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Suggestions for improvement

From: Howard Cary Morris <Howard_Cary_Morris@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 15:39:02 -0600
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Currently I know of no way to include html source from another file or site. may I suggest either 
<copy src="filename or url" /> or
<script src="filename or url" type=html />
Additional reason for suggestion: Some feel that all pages of a site have the same look and feel, and top be able to copy html source would simplify the process of making all page headers the same.

Minor augment against: may be able to do this with forms.

Things to decide if implemented:
What can copied sources include , <html>, <head>, <body>, <script>, etc. Have mixed feelings about above except <script> or <copy> which either should be disallowed or cause an error if a vicious circle occurs.

Slight improvement: 
<copy src="filename or url" &parm1=... &parm2=... /> so you can have substitutable parameters. Name of parameters are up to coder. When the copied code is expanded &parm1; gets replaced with the value of &parm1 (I know semicolon seems redundant, but consistent with values like &nbsp;). Could also allow multiple <default &parm1=... /> to set default values in copy member if that parameter was not specified. I think it should be an error if the default value for the same parameter is specified more than once and both default values are not the same. If the coder wants one default value in one part of the code and a second in another part of the code then two different parameters should be used. I suppose that constructs like <default &parm2=&parm1; /> should me allowed.
Hope you consider this useful,
    Howard Morris
Received on Monday, 21 January 2008 16:41:24 UTC

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