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   Re: [xml-dev] xml 2.0 - so it's on the way after all?

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On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 13:04:09 -0800, Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com> wrote:
> Amelia A Lewis wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:20:42PM +0200, Toni Uusitalo wrote:


> > At present, there's no apparent activity targeted toward providing an
> > alternate entity-definition mechanism.
> Don't know if you followed the Ant(ish) thread but we use Ant and its
> filter capabilities to do what entities do. For example, on copying
> files(ets) like:
> <p>blah blah @psuedoentity@ blah<p>
> is replaced with its property definition.
> Alternatively you could use XInclude.
> Entities blow and are unnecessary.

Sure, or just use XSLT and a bunch of other attached machinery.

Somehow this strikes me like telling someone that they don't need a
trunk on their favorite sports car and if they really want to haul
groceries around they should go buy a 20 ton dump truck...

(Not that I'm a fan of entities either.)

Peter Hunsberger


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