Re: so many options no idea where to begin
"G. Ken Holman" wrote: > > At 2002-07-30 17:24 -0700, Rick Jones wrote: > >*) i'm not sure when one "should" use attributes versus a nested element > > Check out http://xml.coverpages.org/elementsAndAttrs.html for a few opinions. Thanks. This whole thing is beginning to remind me of one of the backhanded compliments about SCSI - "SCSI is great, there are so many standards to choose from." :) > Personally, I'm a big fan of external parsed general entities for the > management of a single large XML document in many small pieces. My > training material is authored in XML and to change one paragraph I need > only pull a lesson entity into a text editor instead of the entire course. So, when I want the great big config file, don't try to stitch it together with statements inside the config file, but "cat" (as it were) several smaller files together - with an XSLT? (probably have the wrong term) > I do *not* use such constructs for sharing information as fragments between > multiple XML instances; I use XSLT to extract fragments of an XML document, > thus keeping every external parsed general entity in a single parsing > context (set of DTD declarations for entities). > > I hope this helps. every little bit is a help, thanks, rick jones -- Wisdom Teeth are impacted, people are affected by the effects of events. these opinions are mine, all mine; HP might not want them anyway... :) feel free to post, OR email to raj in cup.hp.com but NOT BOTH...
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