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Client-Side Includes

Here's a proposal for a new tag to be supported by web browsers.

The proposed INCLUDE tag gets the HTML text of a file located elsewhere and inserts it into the stream to be rendered by the browser.


The URL is assumed to be an HTTP URL, like the SRC attribute of an <img> tag.

It can contain a CGI call. It can pass parameters as a CGI call would.

The HTML text that's returned is the text to be inserted in the page in place of the include tag.

A standard HTTP header is returned, which is stripped by the browser before insertion.

Discussion on the MIDAS mailing list, http://www.biap.com/midas/mailinglist.html.

Fri, Dec 6, 1996 at 8:37:45 AM by DW

This page was last built with Frontier on a Macintosh on Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 7:35:45 PM. Thanks for checking it out! Dave