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Re: [xml-dev] Concatenating XML files (was Re: [xml-dev] 2007 Predictions)

David Megginson wrote:
> On 12/01/07, Rick Marshall <rjm@zenucom.com> wrote:
>> PS and technically I'd like to see the root element dispensed with so
>> that I can eg store XML fragments as valid XML in lots of files and
>> easily combine them into usable xml (using a high tech tool like cat..)
> Since that may never happen with XML, you might want to hedge your
> bets by learning the advanced echo (1) technology as well:
> $ echo '<foo>' > mydocument.xml
> $ cat fragments/*.xml >> mydocument.xml
> $ echo '</foo>' >> mydocument.xml
> (That's assuming that none of your XML files has an XML declaration.)

and that they have all the same encoding without BOM, and that they are 
really fragments that is to say without a DTD decl

only XML parsers have to process XML as text

Best regards


              (. .)
|      Philippe Poulard       |
        Have the RefleX !

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