Including files

John C. Mallery <JCMa@REAGAN.AI.MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 13:44:42 +0200
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From: John C. Mallery <JCMa@REAGAN.AI.MIT.EDU>
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Subject: Including files
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    Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 05:45 EDT
    From: (Lewis Foti)

    One extension to HTML that I think would be very usefule would be a
    generalisation of the <img src="URL"> markup.  Ideally I would like a markup
    which would allow the inclusion of any file type e.g. <include src="URL">.

Instead of adding a new mark-up, why not just extend <A> by adding a parameter
which declares whether the link is included?

<A href="URL" ACCESS="inline">

This will allow extensions for conditional incline inclusion and other kinds
of inline document relationships as necessary.

ACCESS=		"jump"			- the default go to document.
		"inline"		- inline the contents of URL.
		"toggle"		- contents can be opend and closed inline.
		"when#var"		- inline document when var is true.

This extension could allow specialized mark-up for images to be folded into
<A>, thus reducing the working set and maintaining tight abstraction.