[whatwg] Client-side includes proposal

João Eiras joao.eiras at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 14:01:58 PDT 2008

> <include src="static-header" />
> <include src="user-specific-data" />
> <include src="dynamic-daily-content" />

This is something that would probably not be represented with a new  
element, because elements are  preserved in the DOM tree so they can be  
accessed and queried.
So then you'd have a question: keep <include>in the dom and allow access  
to children like an iframe, or replace <include> entirely ?
The answer could be intuitive, but that can open a can of worms. Then you  
can do all sorts of dynamic manipulation, which would have to be very well  
I think the way to go would be a processing instruction.

The idea is good though ! But I think could be better implemented with a  
css template like feature. I don't like the idea of a new element.


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