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If there were a serious requirement to do that,
I'm sure Sun would alter their language to do that.
That's the beauty of having one company own a piece
of the web infrastructure: easy to get changes made.
Over the years, there have been markup applications
that implemented what I am describing. When streaming data,
it is awkward to have to punt away to fetch another file then
come back and pick up. I don't know what is required
for an idea to be "great", but I understand why
the programmers who ask for it do so.
Why not NDATA?
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
email@example.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>Maybe the requirement is to support NDATA. I get a lot
>of inquiries about stuffing jpegs, etc, inline. When
>I show them the limited means, I get frowns. Perhaps
>it is time to revisit that permathread.
Maybe we can get the Java folks to let you write "Hello World" without
creating a class structure for it as well.
I'm not sure either of those is a great idea, though they'd certainly
make some people happy.