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Re: DTD's

On Fri, 18 May 2001, Joel Rees (pop) wrote:

> When I take this to the next step (My boss says I must, but he isn't
> allocating me time yet.), I will use a RAD tool (Delphi, probably) to set up
> a quick form that wraps the fields I know I'll need with XML tags and
> appends it to a text file that will be well-formed when it is generated.

Not doable IIRC... to be well formed, it has to be a single top-level


New items need to be inserted before the </timesheet>. YOu will either
need to process the document through a SAX filter that inserts a new
element at the appropriate moment, or write code that seeks to the end of
the file, finds the </timesheet>, writes the new element from that point,
then puts a new </timesheet> on the end...

XML isn't great for appending to, I don't think it's useful at all for a
log file (except if the log file is composed of a series of little XML
documents with a higher-level boundary marking between each).


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