[uf-discuss] Re: proposal: a.include
chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 17:09:09 PDT 2006
Hohum. I guess I'm just bored of the idea of local inclusion. :)
What's the most compelling use case for this kind of trick? I guess
the remote stuff is what interests men especially if you have an AJAX
pipe from one site to another, piping anchored data bewtween them, you
could do some pretty power stuff with entirely arbitrary sources of
But you're right, most of my points on this topic have been OT, if
we're locally scoped.
On 7/10/06, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
> 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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