Friday, July 13, 2007

Transclusion: lightweight cross-references among sites

Distributed publication just got a bit easier--and closer to Ted Nelson's original conception of hypertext--with this "transclusion" JavaScript library by Brad Neuberg et al. --jon.

Ajaxian ยป Purple Include: Transclusions, you know you want them!
"A transclusion is the inclusion of part of a document into another document by reference".

This means that you can include and display fragments of one HTML page in another without copying and pasting any content. For example, you could quote the second paragraph from another person's blog entry by embedding something like:

< hx :include src="!/p[2]" />


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