[Help] [HTML5] HTML file inclusion

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 31 22:24:45 PDT 2007

On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Master Leep wrote:
> HTML5 contains a couple of elements which create nested browsing 
> contexts, namely iframe and object.
> Do either of these elements provide a safe replacement for Javascript 
> client-side file inclusion?
> For example, I'd like to have an element which will be replaced by the 
> HTML in another referenced document.  I don't want to have to specify 
> height or width from the parent document or risk having scrollbars 
> appear, if those scrollbars wouldn't appear if the HTML had been all one 
> document.

No, they do not really address the same use cases.

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