In message <[log in to unmask]>, Arun M Ra
>Is there any work going on to address some `programmer\author friendly`
>issues like the ones above.
>Makes life much easier if:
>(a) <#include name="..."> allows you if include other files
>(b) <#define name="..."> allows you to define macros (to save typing)
Yes, in two veins:
(1) Amanda Walker is drafting a document on the use of additional SGML
constructs such as marked sections, entities, processing instructions
etc. in HTML. For background on these SGML issues, please see:
Gentle Introduction to SGML
(Amanda: any news on when this draft will be release?)
(2) Lots of folks do non-SGML server-side preprocessing, including
using m4, cpp, and other specialized preprocessors. These are out of
scope of the HTML working group. See Yahoo or
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html for more info. In fact, this is a
How can I "include" one HTML document in another?
A recent thread on comp.text.sgml concerned the use of SGML syntax
for server-side includes. e.g. a server-side script would reduce
a multiple-enity document down to one entity before shipping it
across the wire. But nobody's implemented it, as far as I know.