[html5] Thread about runat (or "server") attribute in WHATWG mailing list

Markus Ernst derernst at gmx.ch
Mon May 14 05:14:25 PDT 2012


I hope this is the appropriate place for my question; otherwise feel 
free to ignore it.

I read a discussion on an attribute to specify server-side Javascript in 
the WHATWG mailing list. Now I do not know a lot about server-side 
Javascript, but I know that server-side code does usually (well, at 
least in the scripting languages I am familiar with) not appear in HTML, 
but rather the results of the server-side execution of that code. Thus I 
am very surprised to read HTML experts discuss about server-side stuff. 
Why should server-side code appear in the HTML spec?

Thanks for enlightening me!

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