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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] RE: [docbook] RE: [docbook-apps] db 5 and Ditaanyone?

Peter Desjardins wrote:
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Barton Wright
> <barton.wright@streambase.com> wrote:
>> Another +1 for a non-xinclude conref feature.
>> No one talks about the hidden cost of xincludes, which is that they are expensive in terms of the time they take in a large Java-based doc build process. The more xincludes our doc set accrues, the longer the doc build takes.
> This is the biggest problem I have encountered with DocBook.  I've
> achieved whatever content reuse I've needed so far using xincludes and
> xpointer.  I posted the permutations that I find useful here:
>      http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBookCookbook
> But they only work with xmllint.

Agreed on xpointer, not really surprising though. Xinclude works
fine with Saxon and xerces.


Dave Pawson

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