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Re: [whatwg] The <iframe> element and sandboxing ideas

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 19:40:18 -0700
Message-ID: <483F6912.6090601@terrainformatica.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, public-webapi@w3.org

Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Apr 2007, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>> There's a big difference to that and to what I'm proposing. With 
>>> what's in bug 80713 you're still limited to a box that basically 
>>> doesn't take part of the outer page at all. For example in the table 
>>> example in my original post the headers of the table would not resize 
>>> to fit the column sizes in the <include>ed table.
>> Woah. That's far more radical. I have no idea how to do that. How 
>> would you make the parser not generate the implied elements and switch 
>> straight to the "in table" mode? How would you make the CSS model work 
>> with this? How would you define conformance for the document fragments?
> The parser questions here are interesting for sure, but I believe they 
> could be solved.
> One way to solve the "don't make the parser switch into mode X when it 
> hits the iframe" would be to teach the parser about <include> (or 
> <iframe seamless>, or <iframe include>, or whatever it'll be called). 
> That is pretty ugly though.
> One way to solve the fragment issue would be to say that the inner 
> document always has to be a full document, and then use a fragment 
> identifier to point to the contents of a table.
> The CSS model is simpler. XBL deals with exactly the same problem of 
> combining multiple DOMs into a single flattened tree on which CSS is 
> applied.
> I'm still intending to do some testing with this idea once I get more 
> time. A lot of the implementation details have to be solved for XBL anyway.
> / Jonas

That is known as "client side include"

<include src="data.partial.htm">
   Ooops, "data.partial.htm" is not available

After loading data.partial.htm node of <include> is getting replaced by 
the content of data.partial.htm.

Simple and straightforward.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

Received on Friday, 30 May 2008 02:41:07 UTC

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