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Re: feature request
Subject: Re: feature request|
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 22:34:20 +0100
My question was of course a trap to get this response
> The problem comes when you use external entities as a way to write
> modular XML files.
entities for this use are always fragile (not just for xsl) as they will
get removed by the XML parse. If your file structure needs to be part of
the information about the document then xlink is your friend.
With xlink, the references are element nodes and are quite robust in the
face of transformation and parsing.
As an xslt user you don't even have to wait for an xlink implementation
as you can implement following the xlinks yourself with xslt document()
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