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Re: AW: Writing a book in XML

  • From: Dave Pawson <davep@d...>
  • To: "Harbarth, Juliane" <Juliane.Harbarth@s...>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 19:15:29 +0000

Re: AW:  Writing a book in XML
Jonathan Robie wrote:
> Harbarth, Juliane wrote:
>> So my plan is as follows:
>> 1. Assemble a first preliminary book as one XML file and check that the
>> stylesheet nicely renders it.
>> 2. Hack it into pieces (forming a tree if possible) and connect them
>> using XInclude. 3. Try to make Saxon render it as in step 1.
>> 4. Try to enhance the corresponding schema in order to allow validation
>> of those fragments allowed, i.e. <chapter> and <section> elements. I
>> don't exactly know what that means, it might well be, the schema is
>> already fit for that.
>> 5. Check that validation works with both the whole thing and the pieces.
>> 6. Set up a SVN repository and load the hopefully tree-like 'book'.
>> 7. Open the repository for the co-authors to-be and publish the schema,
>> so that they have a chance of validating their bits.
>> 8. On a routine base run the assemble-and-transform task and publish the
>> result.
> Looks like a good plan to me.

The 'assemble' is still a bit mysterious?
How are you going to pull the files from svn into an ant or
XSLT build process?


Dave Pawson
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