include-pattern-faq

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A: No. The [[include-pattern]] is specifically [[include-pattern#scope|scoped]] to the current page by design, both from a "vast majority of use cases" perspective, and a ease of implementation perspective.
A: No. The [[include-pattern]] is specifically [[include-pattern#scope|scoped]] to the current page by design, both from a "vast majority of use cases" perspective, and a ease of implementation perspective.
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Including data from external resources raises several issues:
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* Unreliable (dependency and if/when the data is available)
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* Security (possibly malicious data)
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* Invisible (original context of the data is not available)
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=== Q: ''What is the normative behavior for an include with a "data" value that does not exist?''===
=== Q: ''What is the normative behavior for an include with a "data" value that does not exist?''===
=== Q: ''Is there an assumption that you should only include one property at a time? What's the expected behavior if, say, my include has an org property, and the including vcard already has an org property?''===
=== Q: ''Is there an assumption that you should only include one property at a time? What's the expected behavior if, say, my include has an org property, and the including vcard already has an org property?''===

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include pattern FAQ

This page document frequently asked questions about the include-pattern. For general questions about microformats see the microformats faq.

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Q: Does include-pattern support for data outside of the current page?

A: No. The include-pattern is specifically scoped to the current page by design, both from a "vast majority of use cases" perspective, and a ease of implementation perspective.

Including data from external resources raises several issues:


Q: What is the normative behavior for an include with a "data" value that does not exist?

Q: Is there an assumption that you should only include one property at a time? What's the expected behavior if, say, my include has an org property, and the including vcard already has an org property?

include-pattern-faq was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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