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   Re: [xml-dev] canonicalization

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On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 01:13:22AM -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
> Daniel Veillard wrote:
> >>Despite the fact that XInclude seems like an obviously-good idea, I
> >>do not observe a rush of implementations nor people complaining about
> >>the recommendation not being done.  I'm not sure, to be honest, if
> >>the world really eneds it.  I don't for any of my work.  -Tim
> > 
> >   I have at least one large user relying on it. They do DocBook
> > processing and XInclude allows to split the document like external
> > parsed entities. But the XInclude chunks can be DTD validated 
> > directly contrary to entities. 
> Could you achieve the same effect with a perl script?

  yes you can also validate and probably 100x time faster a document
directly by accessing the node tree with a high level language. And
I will argue an awful lot of people still do this too.

> I'm beginning to think that trying to do cheap content management
> down in the markup just doesn't have a positive payoff. -Tim

  It's just a matter of API level. As parts get used more they
gets forged as API. Better building API at a syntax level than 
in the programing language syntax. I call this sedimentation...


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