[uf-discuss] Re: proposal: a.include

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Jul 10 17:03:36 PDT 2006

On Jul 10, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Chris Messina wrote:
> On 7/10/06, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
>> <span class="location"><a href="#scandinaviah" class="include"
>> type="text/html-frag">Scandinavia House</a>
>> I think this may be another legitimate use of "includes" - to replace
>> abbreviated local content with a more extensive chunk from another  
>> location.
>> What do folks think of this usage?
> This idea seems pretty potent -- I just wonder a) whether normal folks
> will ever use it (especially in the blogger/individual sense -- or
> else everything would need to be linked to a more filled out
> description in blog posts... I guess the question of when you link to
> the expanded version could become a small matter in the case of
> inconsistent judgment; b) that finding the authoritative reference for
> expanding the link could be difficult -- especially if content on the
> other end changes or is malformed.

Other end? This is only specified for references internal to a single  

> The issue here, perhaps, is to what
> degree parsers should trust or rely on remote information when it
> comes across such includes.

As I've just stated, this is not *remote*, we're only specifying this  
for inclusion within a single document.

> Should it treat it as local content, as
> PHP and ASP and other scripting languages do? --or should it be
> treated as an untrusted source of information?

In what ways do those scripting languages treat hypertext references  
as "local content"?


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