Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] RESEND: Newbie question
You can create a file with a collection of text entities, similar to the examples in docbook/schema/dtd/4.5/dbgenent.mod, and then reference the ones you want in your document. But I believe XIncludes are intended to replace entities for this purpose, and DocBook 5 supports them. An XInclude can reference any element (such as phrase) that has an xml:id attribute. See Stayton's section on Using XIncludes with DocBook 5 (http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/ProcesingDb5.html#d0e4843).