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Make Transclusion work

Why is transclusion underused what are some avenues for changing that?

It seems like a valuable primitive and when used makes the web experience considerably richer (see https://gwern.net for example)

For any web-accessible file/page/document/etc. I want to be able to:

include it/parts of it in other documents

get notifications on change

ideally preserving historical versions over time as Internet Archive does

have a set of common transformations I can apply to it (e.g. scraping and presenting a "structured data view")


a browser extension that enables

fragment-link previews

iframeable link previews

sliding panels UI for links that can be previewed

sharing selected fragments of web-pages as a self-contained HTML file

A library that allows you to easily add live previews to your website