[whatwg] XML data islands related question
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 7 23:13:21 PDT 2013
On Thu, 8 Aug 2013, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> 2013-08-08 0:08, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Tue, 6 Aug 2013, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> > > 2013-08-06 17:45, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > >
> > > > > If such an application needs some bulk of text data, it can be
> > > > > included e.g. in <script type=text/plain>...</script> but not in
> > > > > a separate plain text file (included into the application
> > > > > distribution, along with other files) referred to via <script
> > > > > src=...></script>. This is a frustrating restriction and makes
> > > > > it more difficult to maintain and customize application. If an
> > > > > external plain text file could be used, the data content could
> > > > > be separately managed (requiring knowledge only about the format
> > > > > used).
> > > >
> > > > I'm not sure what you mean by "application distribution". Why
> > > > can't a text/plain file by included the same way an image/png file
> > > > is included?
> > >
> > > It can be included as a file, but it cannot be used. I can't "read"
> > > it. That is the point. I can use an <img> element referring to an
> > > image file, but I cannot refer to a simple plain text file (or an
> > > XML file) in an HTML document in a manner that lets me process its
> > > content in scripting. I can only include it via <iframe> or
> > > <object>, but that's different from accessing its content.
> > I don't understand why XHR doesn't work for you.
> Because there is no server to talk to when you’re a truly local HTML5
XHR uses the same underlying logic as <img src=""> and <script src="">. If
you're able to conjur a file up for <img src=""> or <script src="">, then
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to conjur it up for XHR. Could you
elaborate on exactly what you mean by "truly local HTML5 application"? I
cannot see what setup you mean where one would work and not the other, per
the specs today.
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