[whatwg] Templates not only for WebForms?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 6 08:34:28 PST 2005

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Wolfram Kriesing wrote:
> I have read that the wf spec consists of templates, which can be 
> repeated etc. I really liked this idea.
> What about going one step further and specifying templates in general, 
> not only for forms. I can imagine (in the future) to have the client 
> render the page completely, via JS and only requesting the data via 
> requests. To provide easily modifyable layouts templates might be a good 
> idea i thought. Those templates get transfered initially once to the 
> client and the rest is done via JS. Then of course variable place 
> holders would be needed too, this might become more complex. Does that 
> make any sense, I would be interested to know if that is something worth 
> to get more into depth.

What you are describing sounds quite similar to XSLT and XBL. Are there 
requirements not met by those technologies that you had in mind?

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