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   Re: [xml-dev] Using XInclude

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On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 13:21 -0400, Alan Gutierrez wrote:
>     I've implemented a simple Include engine for my pipeline
>     framework that will optionally take an XPath query as a URI
>     fragment, it seems to do everything I want.
>     Wondering who uses XInclude and where?

I use XInclude *heavily* as a means to write articles about XML.  I
usually write listings as external files, for easy testing, and then I
use <xi:include parse="text"... to bring it seamlessy into the article
for sending to the editor.  All escaping and encoding issues are pretty
much taken care of.  Very handy.

I use the XInclude implementation in 4Suite, part of which I wrote.

> Has anyone implemented
>     the full xpointer scheme?

We sure the heck haven't.  Madness...

> I read over XInclude and didn't see
>     why I needed the "point" concept, but I didn't read it too hard.

points and ranges are really for use in Web browsers and other such
interactive UIs.  They are useless for offline-type use.  I and others
complained early on that they should be removed from the XPointer core
and moved to a user agent module of some sort.  Oh well.

Uche Ogbuji                               Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net                    http://fourthought.com
http://copia.ogbuji.net                   http://4Suite.org
Use CSS to display XML, part 2 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss2-i.html
XML Output with 4Suite & Amara - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/04/20/py-xml.html
Use XSLT to prepare XML for import into OpenOffice Calc - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-oocalc/
Schema standardization for top-down semantic transparency - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think31.html

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