external parsed entites (was: A unique ID question ?)

Kragen Sitaker kragen at pobox.com
Thu Nov 11 16:12:47 GMT 1999

G. Ken Holman writes:
> My XSLT/XPath book is written in XML.  For downstream processing of the PDF 
> it needs to be one large contiguous instance.
> For editing, I have every individual lesson (each between one and 10 frames 
> in length) in individual external parsed entities.  The entirety is over 
> 300 printed pages ... I don't want to pull all of that into my editor to 
> work on a single lesson.

Hmm.  So the reason external parsed entities are useful to you is that
you use an editor that can't handle editing a 5-megabyte file
painlessly?  If you were using Emacs, which easily handles editing
multi-hundred-megabyte files, would your need for external parsed
entities go away?

<kragen at pobox.com>       Kragen Sitaker     <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
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