doing it with server side includes like this the recordset would need to exist on both pages.
using framework builder, the recordset only needs to exist on famework page.
the downfall of using includes is that the code from the include page gets inserted at the include location.
if the include page has code that should go in the head of the document, this will; cause an issue.
Framework build plugins includes logic to parse the page into code chunks for the code above the doctype, in the head and in the body of the page.
when added to the main page the code chunks are placed in the correct place.
Plugins is a way of creating complex pieces of functionality, and reusing them across many pages in your site.
There are many limitations to using includes that are not inherent when using plugins.