auto/embed is not node transclusion

Paul Prescod paul at
Sat May 15 20:54:13 BST 1999

Robert Stretch wrote:
> The difference between transclusion and inclusion is that the context of the
> transcluded content is still retained. In Nelson's application model,
> transclusions opened a viewport that was nested inside your document. This
> way you could scroll above and below the transcluded content to see its
> original context.

Thanks for point that out. I think that most people are more interested in
the lower-level mechanism that we would call "node-level inclusion".
Transclusion could (and arguably should) be built on top of inclusion.

<transclude href="somedox.txt">

can be transformed into:

   <include href="somedoc.txt">

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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