Server-side parsing of htm4l documents
I'm pretty sure this is not a good idea in general, though you could
certainly do some powerful things with it. If the server checked for
an out-of-date .html file and re-generated it with m4, there
would be less of a performance hit. If people start to use htm4l,
someone, somewhere, is surely going to hack their server to do the
macro processing. I'd be interested to hear how it goes and if it's
useful for anything. The server could define macros encoding the
various information it has (User-Agent, Referer etc.) and the htm4l
file could produce the appropriate html. For example, it could
recognize abilities of the browser and not bother giving it
information it couldn't handle it (e.g., about frames).
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© Terry Jones (terry <AT> jon.es).
Last modified: Mon Oct 2 02:22:03 CEST 2006