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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: counters internal to web server
Date Tue, 09 Jul 1996 02:01:13 GMT
On Mon, 8 Jul 1996, Nathan Neulinger wrote:
> >>   3) They can screw-up caching.
> >> (3) is detrimental to the net
> >
> >So do SSI's in general, and if people aren't putting Last-Mods on their
> >SSI documents or CGI scripts, then they're already a lost cause with
> >respect to caching.
> We parse all documents on our site by default, so the caching doesn't
> really help any user that is using any SSI's...

Ya, same here.

> Why the hell they didn't build in <HTML SRC="..."> (or equivalent) into the
> HTML spec in the beginning is beyond me... So simple... and would have
> solved 90% of the problems with stuff like this.

If you go digging into old, old, *old* www-talk archives (around the time
I first got interested) you'll see that the <IMG> tag was a shortcut hack
(taken by a bright aggressive young programmer from the America's
heartland) for a REL attribute to the A tag, whereby <A REL="embed"></A>
would have been the means by which one object was inserted inside another.

We're still paying for it.

On a lighter note, there is a draft for a funky looking container element
called <OBJECT>.  It's part of W3C's HTML 3.2 I believe.



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