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Re: [xml-dev] Writing a book in XML

You might try looking at XXE (http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/) which is  
a visual XML editor that supports both DocBook and XInclude.  The XInclude  
support is quite neat, it's done rather transparently.

Cheers, Tony.

On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 10:12:11 -0000, Harbarth, Juliane  
<Juliane.Harbarth@softwareag.com> wrote:

> Good morning,
> assumed I like to write a book (well a big document) in XML, I would
> probably use docbook since it is mature and there are already lots of
> conveniances for it (stylesheets, etc). Then the whole document would
> really be one big XML document which has many advantages.
> When doing some writing task together with others usually something like
> Subversion or CVS gets used and the 'book' is represented as a tree of
> files (chapters, sections) that allows people to work concurrently at
> different chapters, or even at the same chapter given the merge
> facilities.
> What I would like to have is the advantages of both mechanisms at once,
> i.e. have the book in one file and have the file physically represented
> as separate chunks to be applicable to a version control tool. What
> first comes to mind is external entities, but I don't feel good with
> these and there is currently a debate here (meaning xml-dev) that goes
> into the same direction (see 'Parsing without resolving entities'). What
> about XInclude? Is there something obvious here that I am overlooking?
> This must be a routine question, is there a routine answer to it?
> Thanks & regards,
> Juliane.
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