Ah but listen, I am sure you can solve this in several ways. Some good, some bad, some ugly.
I am saying if there is not a component in Hype to do it, why not have it built?
We are having persistent elements on scenes like graphics, which can be loaded in each scene. But having a data source either on the whole project or scene by scene, sure is not that bad of an idea?
I can probably use php, to change the html created in Hype, so I can replace placeholders in html, then when the change is done, reload the url, or whatever fishy solution one can do.
But why not be able to do this everything within Hype?
Drag and Drop a data source, give it login/pass then stream the data, format it (still within Hype) and display. I guess I am almost looking for Hype as php replacement or it may sound like that but I don't care about that.
BY drag&dropping the datasource element, a TABLE could be created (by HYPE from the datasource), and then in hype you can format it etc..
So it's not all about reading an url of datapoint. The data reading and populating is only first step.
The next step is the important part, what can you do with the data read, populate textfields, dropdownboxes, html tables (with sorting capability) etc..
With such support you can us Hype as reporting software, reading data from a source and formatting it. The market is suddenly bigger than just making templates.
Don't get me wrong, your solution may work for a part of what I was looking for and if it's too much hustle, I will do it in PHP/something else (as many others) would do. The idea is to enable HYPE with more functionality that may enable it as a tool for more than one thing, so yes that makes it gamechanger request.
I am happy to provide more info if it's unclear.
Hype is meant to be a tool to do amazing pages quicker, and I am suggesting adding dynamic content retrieval, formatting, and displaying. Not sure if I was able to explain it better this time.