Content References

Content referencing (conref) is a convenient mechanism for reuse of content from other files or books.

Importing local files

Importing an other file's content is really easy using the include tag:

{% include "./test.md" %}

Importing file from another book

GitBook can also resolve the include path by using git:

{% include "git+https://github.com/GitbookIO/documentation.git/README.md#0.0.1" %}

The format of git url is:

git+https://user@hostname/project/blah.git/file#commit-ish

The real git url part should finish with .git, the filename to import is extracted after the .git till the fragment of the url.

The commit-ish can be any tag, sha, or branch which can be supplied as an argument to git checkout. The default is master.

Inheritance

Template inheritance is a way to make it easy to reuse templates. When writing a template, you can define "blocks" that child templates can override. The inheritance chain can be as long as you like.

block defines a section on the template and identifies it with a name. Base templates can specify blocks and child templates can override them with new content.

{% extends "./mypage.md" %}

{% block pageContent %}
# This is my page content
{% endblock %}

In the file mypage.md, you should specify the blocks that can be extent:

{% block pageContent %}
This is the default content
{% endblock %}

# License

{% import "./LICENSE" %}