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Subject: Re: [docbook] Future DocBook Ruminations - Modular Source Files &XInclude

Wills, Robert wrote:

> Any thoughts?

No offense, but what this crap will be good for? Resulting grammar will 
be inconsistent and will go against all design rules for markup 
languages which I know. Splitting document into several files works on 
physical level, resulting document on logical level should be reasonable 
structured XML. You can gain this by using external entities and 
XIncludes, no additional elements needed.

If some tools have problems with external entities/XIncludes, then fix 
these tools. But don't touch XML sources, they should be there for many 
years, they are important. Tools will emerge, mature and disappear, but 
your documents will survive. That's the whole point of markup languages 
where data are the most important, not applications.


   Jirka Kosek  	
   e-mail: jirka@kosek.cz

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