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Re: Control Text-file Embedding in HTML-docs

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 08:19:51 -0500
Message-ID: <460BBCF7.50604@aptest.com>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org

FWIW, in XHTML2 you can accomplish what you are looking for here with 
the src attribute, which works on everything.

So, for example, you can say <p src="myStaticFile.txt" /> and viola - 
your content is embedded.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-embedding.html#s_embeddingmodule

David Dorward wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 11:51:35AM +0200, Due Per-VCW437 wrote:
>> A picture file (file.jpg) can be embedded directly in HTML-docs. If the
>> picture file changes the changes take effect
>> everywhere it is used.
> The purpose of HTML is to mark up text. An image is something added to
> the text to support it and can't sanely be included
> inline. (i.e. there are fundamental differences).
>> Why not make it equally simple to embed a text-file without being boxed
>> and scroll-bars added ?
> It is (although I don't like the method). As I previously mentioned,
> its down to browser support for handling object in a sane way given
> the available of the CSS overflow property, and not an indication that
> HTML needs presentational attributes added.
> (and that isn't accounting for templating/include systems which can
> generate a document based on common context)

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