Markup for Wiki Includes#

The include markup allows to include a wiki page or a fragment of a wiki page into another page. This can be useful if some content should be presented in different contexts on different pages and should not be duplicated.

Within the markup, each non-empty line specifies an included section or article. There are two types of includes, a "simple include" and a "normalized header include". To include an article or header, use the normal wiki-like syntax, such as e.g. "[article]", "[article#header]" or "[displayed name | article]".

A simple example looks like:

%%include
  // the minus before the link suppresses the header of the included section, 
  // you may remove it to show the header as well
  - [Main#d3web - The Open-Source Diagnostic Platform]
%

Renders as: (without the lines above and below)



d3web introduces the open-source diagnostic platform, being able to apply different problem solving methodologies at the same time. The platform d3web contains a set of applications and modules for developing knowledge, testing knowledge and finally applying the knowledge onto a given problem situation. It is based on a highly efficient, multi-language diagnostic engine, used in a wide range of industrial, governmental and non-commercial projects.


Simple Include#

The simple include is very hand if you want to integrate some page content into another wiki page without duplicate the content, e.g. to create some overview page or a kind of summary page with the most relevant information about some topics.

To include a article, use the article name as article name. The whole content of the article will be displayed. To include a header section use article name#header title. There will be the header section included, as well as all the sections naturally belongs to the header (all sections until a header with the same level or a higher level will follow).

Using simple includes (and only there), you can also skip the brackets "[...]" (for backward compatibility), because we know that each line contains a link.

%%Include
  [my full article]               // Includes the content of the full article (with no additional header)
  my other article                // Includes the content of the full article (with no additional header)
  [my partial article#my header]  // Includes header "my header" plus the sections belonging to the header 
%

Normalized Header Include#

This extended version of the include is intended to create some complex article out of a binch of other articles, e.g. when creating a complete document and define a set of articles as chapters or sections within your document. The major advantages are that you can add headers to included articles and

You can also include a section using header normalization. Here you precede every include by one or more enumeration characters ("#", "*", or "-"). Include declaration will be used as a synthetic header. The level of the header will be the highest with one enumeration character (like page headings); for two enumeration characters there will be a heading of similar to "!!!", for tree characters "!!" and so on.

The enumeration icons have different meanings. "#" is the usual one. It creates headings and allows the headings style to be enumerated (if defined in the corresponding style). Using "*" suppresses the enumeration of the headings, for the specified heading and all headings included. Using the "-" will suppress the heading that is included (but not the headings with deeper level that are also included by the statement.

If you are defining an include line with an empty link, only the heading is created without including anything.

%%Include
  * [Status]                     // includes article Status suppressing header numbering
  # [Preface | my full article]  // includes article with header "Preface"
  # [About |]                    // creates top-level header without including anything
  # About                        // identical to the line above
  ## [About the Project]         // includes article as sub-heading section 
  ## [About this Document]       // includes an other article as sub-heading section
%

Additional Annotations#

The Frame Annotation#

By default, the content is seamlessly integrated in the local wiki page content. But the included content can be surrounded by a frame that also highlighted by mouse over. On the upper right corner a tool menu provides a link to the original page. That frame can also be activated using the frame annotation.

%%include
  - [Main#d3web - The Open-Source Diagnostic Platform]
  @frame: show
%

Renders as: (without the lines above and below)


Included from 'Main'


d3web introduces the open-source diagnostic platform, being able to apply different problem solving methodologies at the same time. The platform d3web contains a set of applications and modules for developing knowledge, testing knowledge and finally applying the knowledge onto a given problem situation. It is based on a highly efficient, multi-language diagnostic engine, used in a wide range of industrial, governmental and non-commercial projects.


The Zoom Annotation#

It is also possible to modify the presentation size of the included content by specifying a zoom level be the zoom annotation:

%%include
  [Main#Quick Start]
  @zoom: 50%
%

Renders as: (without the lines above and below)


Quick Start#

On these pages you will find a lot more of interesting things for diagnostics. An excellent point to start are the Success Stories and the screencasts section. To obtain a first impression of d3web, you may also consult the knowledge base examples. There you will get a good overview of the capabilities of the d3web platform.
Enjoy!

Image credits: Dave & Margie Hill / Kleerup licensed CC-BY-SA 2.0; Daniel Stockman licensed CC-BY-SA 2.0

Note: The zoom attribute is currently not displayed correctly on all browsers for all zoom levels (Chrome works best for this feature at the moment).

The Definition Annotation#

By default the definition of the include itself is only visible when it is erroneous or you edit it. You can force that the include definition is shown by adding the "@definition:show" annotation to the include markup. This is required if you rely on the tool menu of the include markup, e.g. to use the "Microsoft Word" download tool.

Known Limitations#

Unfortunately there are currently a bunch of known drawbacks using the include markup. They might be fixed in the future (or not), but they require a more deeper intervention into the JSP-Wiki behavior. These drawbacks are:

Images
Images that are included with some section or article are not displayed if they are referenced inside the original page with only the file name and no article name. As a workaround, specify the article name together with the image name in the src-attribute of the image declaration.

Header Normalization
The feature of header normalization only works well when you export the page using the "word export" menu item on the include markup (to be able to do that, "@definition: show" must be set). Unfortunately JSP-Wiki does not allow us to normalize the headers at the moment for rendering content inside wiki pages.

TableOfContents
Using the table-of-contents plugin "[{TableOfContents}]" works well for the word download, but unfortunately not for for the included contents when using "header normalization". This is a side effect of the limitation Header Normalization and may be fixed with that in some future.

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This page (revision-56) was last changed on 08-Aug-2014 06:47 by Volker Belli