A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts


A transclusion is type of cross reference which is resolved directly so that the referenced content (a document or fragment) is included into the source document.

In PageSeeder standard format, transclusions are expressed using a block XRef of type "Transclude":

<blockXref type="Transclude" ... />

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Transclusion vs. embedded links

The essential difference between an embedded link and a transclusion, is when the referenced content is included in the document.

Transcluded content is automatically included in the source document whereas embedded content is only included when the content is published.

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