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Re: Transclusion Issues

On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Rich Pasco wrote:
> Given these two principles, what if Author A modifies his text after
> Author B writes a criticism of it in which he transcludes part of the
> original text?

This is where the necessity for "versioning" of documents and portions
becomes critical. If the transcluded doc is "versioned", then the
transclusion of the reviewer/critic refers to a specific version.
Hopefully, a good transclusion UI will offer the reader the information
that there are newer versions of the transcluded document, so the reader
can assess how things have changed since Author B's criticism. In this
way, Authors A and B ought be able to go back and forth forever, without
the reader "missing" any of the interplay.

- t.
   Tripp Lilley, Perspex Imageworks, Inc. (tripp.lilley@xxxxxxxxxxx)
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