WSU Technology Knowledge Base:Transclusion

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Transclusion refers to the inclusion of content from one wiki article in another. Rather than duplicating the information, a segment of a normal article or a template is exposed within another article.

Potential problems

  • Changes to transcluded content are not visible immediately. One of the major problems with transclusion is that changes to transcluded content (e.g., updates to templates) are not visible to readers immediately. Instead, readers continue to see the older version of the article that has been cached on the server and their browser. The solution is to purge the cached version of the article and force readers to download it again on their next visit.