Recommendations for a preprocessor attribute in HTML

Ramon Casha <>

My recommendation is for the inclusion of a new element to allow preprocessors to alter HTML text prior to publication or prior to sending via HTTP. The element I am proposing is .... User agents would be expected to ignore the tag and render its contents in the normal way. Preprocessors which encounter a tag should check the 'command' attribute, and only process the tag if they recognise and are able to handle the relevant command. One application of such a tag would be ..., which would embed the contents of 'local-filename' between the opening and closing tags, replacing the previous content. Another application would be for translating form-resources into HTML forms.