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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: #echo and (none)...
Date Tue, 21 Nov 1995 22:29:41 GMT
On Tue, 21 Nov 1995, David Robinson wrote:
> Maybe instead we should use the existing SGML syntax for entities, i.e.
> &{name}; includes the text identified by {name}. Entities could be defined
> in the config files, or maybe also in the document itself;
> e.g.
> srm.conf/.htaccess:
>   Entity footer "my footer"
>   Entity header System "head.shtml"
> or xxx.shtml:
>  <!ENTITY footer "my footer">
>  <!ENTITY header SYSTEM  "head.shtml"
>  &header; &footer; 
> Would output the contents of head.shtml followed by `my footer'

So essentially you're asking us to do browser developer's work for them.  
:)  I can't wait until an HTML browser comes along which will understand 
<!ENTITY> references - sigh.  I guess in the short term, that's an 
interesting idea.


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