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HTML Architecture (Was: Future of HTML)

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 10:56:44 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.980320103601.1373A-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
I'd like to add that my motivation for wanting an HTML Architecture comes
from a desire to allow authors to create their own entities for client-side
includes.  For example, I want the following to be legal HTML:

"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/strict.dtd" [
<!ENTITY header SYSTEM "http://www.example.com/header.inc">
<!ENTITY footer SYSTEM "http://www.example.com/footer.inc">
<HTML lang=en-CA>



<!-- main body here -->


I'm sure this has been discussed before.

The advantages of client-side includes over server-side includes include
better caching, less load on the server, and less network traffic.

An HTML architecture is a more general solution to a more general problem,
but I'd at least like to see this ability for client-side includes in the
next version of HTML.

Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
"And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message"
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