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Re: [whatwg] At Inclusion (a declarative way to "Ajaxise" a website)

From: Peter Beverloo <peter@lvp-media.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:55:35 -0400
Message-ID: <CAE8XsdhAsM2MZmZO8SeE7zszeuHdNoGFyvm7jwzhqJQcd2+ssA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florent FAYOLLE <florent.fayolle69@gmail.com>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Florent FAYOLLE <
florent.fayolle69@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have written a proposal that introduces a new way to include remote
> contents into the document (in other (bad) word, to "Ajaxise" it) using a
> declarative way.
> This proposal is named At Inclusion, and can be read here :
> http://fflorent.github.com/At-**Inclusion-Proposal/<http://fflorent.github.com/At-Inclusion-Proposal/>
>
> To rapidly sum up, At Inclusion is a part of the URL that describes pairs.
> Each pair is composed of :
>  - the ID of the target element (the element that gets the remote content);
>  - the URL leading to the content to include.
>
> and the At Inclusion has this form : @TARGET_ID1=URL1,TARGET_ID2=**URL2...
>
> For example, let's suppose we have this main document (located at
> http://myserver/mypage.html) :
> <html>
> <head>...</head>
> <body>
>        ...
> <a href="@myTarget=/myaddition.**html">click me</a>
>        ...
> <div id="myTarget"><p>default content here</p></div>
>        ...
> </body>
> </html>
>
> and the content to include in myTarget (located at /myaddition.html) :
> <p>hello world</p>
>
> By clicking on the link, the HTML code of #myTarget will be replaced with
> this one :
> <div id="myTarget"><p>hello world</p></div>
> and the new location of the page will be : http://myserver/mypage.html@**
> myTarget=/myaddition.html<http://myserver/mypage.html@myTarget=/myaddition.html>
>
> Feedbacks welcome.
>
> Thanks,
> Florent
>

Without having read your proposal in detail, it seems like seamless iframes
in combination with <a target> should address the majority of your use-case:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-iframe-element.html#attr-iframe-seamless

There is no way to map a parameter from the request URL to the iframe's
source without JavaScript, however, but personally I don't think there is a
necessity for a non-JavaScript way of doing that.

Peter
Received on Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:56:07 UTC

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