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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 08:58:40 -0800

>It would be simple enough to append logEntry elements to 
>whatever.log and
>then, when you need to process it as a valid XML document, to 
>process this:
>  <!DOCTYPE myLog [
>  <!ELEMENT myLog (logEntry+)>
>  <!-- declare logEntry, etc. -->
>  <!ENTITY logfile SYSTEM "whatever.log">
>  ]>
>  <myLog>&logfile;</myLog>
>I would consider this an obvious use of a basic XML feature (external
>general entities); is this what you meant by "XML hack"?

Yes, Bob.  'Obvious' is rather arguable.

Don Park    -   mailto:donpark@docuverse.com
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