Writing a book in XML
Good morning, assumed I like to write a book (well a big document) in XML, I would probably use docbook since it is mature and there are already lots of conveniances for it (stylesheets, etc). Then the whole document would really be one big XML document which has many advantages. When doing some writing task together with others usually something like Subversion or CVS gets used and the 'book' is represented as a tree of files (chapters, sections) that allows people to work concurrently at different chapters, or even at the same chapter given the merge facilities. What I would like to have is the advantages of both mechanisms at once, i.e. have the book in one file and have the file physically represented as separate chunks to be applicable to a version control tool. What first comes to mind is external entities, but I don't feel good with these and there is currently a debate here (meaning xml-dev) that goes into the same direction (see 'Parsing without resolving entities'). What about XInclude? Is there something obvious here that I am overlooking? This must be a routine question, is there a routine answer to it? Thanks & regards, Juliane. Software AG - Sitz/Registered office: Uhlandstra?e 12, 64297 Darmstadt, Germany, - Registergericht/Commercial register: Darmstadt HRB 1562 - Vorstand/ Management Board: Karl-Heinz Streibich (Vorsitzender/Chairman), David Broadbent, Mark Edwards, Dr. Peter Kurpick, David Mitchell, Arnd Zinnhardt; - Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender/ Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Frank F. Beelitz - http://www.softwareag.com
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