[whatwg] Forms and POST'ing to data: URL's
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Aug 25 17:28:12 PDT 2006
On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> One use case, from my point-of-view, was to allow for non-networked form
The solution is to use a scripting language, IMHO.
> What really motivated me to think about it is that is that I was writing
> a blog post about how to create HTML e-mail signatures with hCards built
> into them.
> I wanted to include a form to help them do this. The reader would fill
> in their name, e-mail address, etc, and it would generate HTML code they
> could use for their HTML e-mail signature.
> However, I didn't want the form to make a request back to my server.
> (Because people could be reading this in their feed reader were they
> have the blog post cached from my feed.) I wanted it to be entirely
> self contained within the blog post.
> has a couple problem. #1: It complex. (Yes... I'm lazy :-) ) #2: Not
Not all readers will allow form submission, or data: URIs, either.
It seems that you'd very quickly run against limitations of a templating
solution, and that the complexity of such a solution isn't worth the
limited use it would get.
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