Marc Barrot can't stop tinkering with outlines. His latest hack implements Radio-outliner-style transclusion in the browser. You can see it working on his blog. Expand the activeRollers item, then expand any of the items under it -- such as, for example, my CTO blogroll. Brilliant!
As Marc explains, this is OPML-based transclusion done in the browser. He writes:
Transclusion will move forward, supporting other publishing formats, and providing ways to achieve creative, visible and accountable re-use of original documents.
It's a powerful idea. I, for example, am forever gathering sets of web pages when I research new topics. In effect, I build myself a subset web that helps me organize and think about a subject. It'd be sweet to do that collecting and organizing in an outliner, then be able to save the result in a single operation, take it offline as needed, and explore it hypertextually.
Former URL: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2002/10/15.html#a469