Re: external parsed entites (was: A unique ID question ?)
Ken Holman wrote: >I, for one, hope external parsed entities *do not* go away. >I need them when I need to handle *one* XML file in *many* small manageable pieces ... I don't need them for re-use or for sharing, but they provide a useful convenience. The key reason for needing external parsed entities is "manageability". Large documents are not written as monoliths. They are written and reviewed in sections, with different teams often being used to create and comment on different sections. If the document needs to be translated this often needs to be done in sections as well, rather than waiting for the completion of the last page of the document before you can start translation. The fact that sections of the final document need to be able to cross refer to each other requires the use of a global ID scheme, but this is easy to do with appropriate management of the names that are used to create IDs. Here namespaces can be of assistance. Let's not throw out the baby with the bath water. Until we have a decent subdocument/embedded link mechanism that has been taken up by a wide range of tools we *need* to retain external parsed entities in XML Martin Bryan xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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