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[whatwg] <include> element

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:40:44 -0700
Message-ID: <462D35EC.2000900@sicking.cc>
Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Gervase Markham wrote:
>> Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>> Basic idea:
>>> The idea is basically an element like <iframe> but that renders the
>>> linked page, instead of inside a square area, in flow with the main
>>> page. This idea is really rough still, but I hope to try to implement it
>>> in a not too distant future to solidify it a bit. One thing very much up
>>> in the air is what the element would be called. Suggestions welcome, but
>>> I'm using the name <include> below.
>>
>> If I understand what you are suggesting correctly, then we've been on 
>> the verge of implementing this (highly useful) behaviour for <iframe> 
>> for quite a while now:
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80713
>>
>> Gerv
> 
> Sounds like you're both reinventing XInclude. :-)

No, XInclude is a parse time feature which modifies the DOM. You can't 
do things like dynamic updates with that.

Best Regards,
Jonas Sicking
Received on Monday, 23 April 2007 15:40:44 UTC

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