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Include Topics and Web Pages Using %INCLUDE{...}% Variable

Use the %INCLUDE{...}% variable to embed the content of another topic or web page inside a UAIWiki topic. The whole content or only parts of a page can be included. If needed, set a proxy server in TWikiPreferences.

Syntax

%INCLUDE{ "page" pattern="reg-exp" rev="1.2" }%

  • "page":
    The nameless parameter specifies the page to include. It is
    • The name of a topic located in the current web, e.g., %INCLUDE{"WebNotify"}%
    • A Web.Topic name specifying a topic in another web, e.g., %INCLUDE{"TWiki.SiteMap"}%
    • A full qualified URL with http protocol, domain name and optional port number, e.g., %INCLUDE{"http://twiki.org:80/index.html"}%. Supported content types are text/html and text/plain. The full page is included by default, but the HTML header and scripts are stripped in case it is a web page.

  • pattern="reg-exp":
    The pattern parameter is optional and allows you to extract some parts of a web page. Specify a RegularExpression that scans from start ('^') to end and contains the text you want to keep in parenthesis, e.g., pattern="^.*?(from here.*?to here).*". You need to make sure that the integrity of a web page is not compromised; for example, if you include a table, make sure to include everything including the table end tag.

  • rev="1.x":
    The rev parameter is optional and allows you to include an earlier revision of a topic. This can be used to include an official version of a topic, e.g. one that has been signed of by management. This parameter does not apply to URLs.

Note: All text of a topic is included unless you specify %STARTINCLUDE%, %STOPINCLUDE% and/or a pattern parameter.

Usage Examples

1. Display regression test results in a TWiki page

  <pre>
  %INCLUDE{"http://domain/~qa/v1.1/REDTest.log.txt"}%
  </pre>

2. Display Yahoo's robot.txt file

  • You type:
    • %INCLUDE{"http://www.yahoo.com/robots.txt"}%

3. Display the SUNW stock quote in a TWiki page

  • You type:
    • SUNW: %INCLUDE{"http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SUNW&d=v1&o=t" pattern="^.*?>SUNW</a>[^<]+(.*?)\s+\S+\s+<small.*"}%
  • You get:
    • SUNW:

4. Display the temperature in San Francisco

  • You type:
    • San Francisco: %INCLUDE{"http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/San_Francisco_CA_US_f.html" pattern="^.*?([0-9]+\&ordm\;F).*"}%
  • You get:
    • San Francisco:

See also other TWikiVariables.

-- PeterThoeny - 15 Jan 2003
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