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Re: DOM Interfaces & XInclude

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 17:41:38 -0400
To: Ray Whitmer <ray@xmission.com>
Cc: Frans Englich <frans.englich@telia.com>, www-dom@w3.org
Message-Id: <1114119699.1637.10.camel@localhost>
On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 16:37 -0600, Ray Whitmer wrote:
> DOM is fairly easy to expand.  I suspect your strongest case for a new
> standard option would be made by implementing it and demonstrating the concept
> in concert with others who see it as a benefit.  I never went very far with
> XInclude, because it never seemed to solve (when I last saw it) character
> entities, parameter entities, and other aspects of entities I found most-
> useful but those advocating XInclude wanted to avoid, sure that XInclude would
> be of compelling use without it.

Having an LS option to make the use of XInclude transparent at load
would be fairly easy.
However, I can't think of a way to handle the save operation, mainly due
to the support of XPointer. At best, we can load the included tree with
readonly nodes, and excluded them at save time.


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