Re: Writing a book in XML
You might try looking at XXE (http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/) which is a visual XML editor that supports both DocBook and XInclude. The XInclude support is quite neat, it's done rather transparently. Cheers, Tony. On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 10:12:11 -0000, Harbarth, Juliane <Juliane.Harbarth@s...> wrote: > 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 -- Anthony B. Coates Senior Partner Miley Watts LLP Experts In Data UK: +44 (20) 8816 7700, US: +1 (239) 344 7700 Mobile/Cell: +44 (79) 0543 9026 Data standards participant: genericode, ISO 20022 (ISO 15022 XML), UN/CEFACT, MDDL, FpML, UBL. http://www.mileywatts.com/
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