external parsed entites (was: A unique ID question ?)
G. Ken Holman
gkholman at CraneSoftwrights.com
Thu Nov 11 16:37:06 GMT 1999
At 99/11/11 11:12 -0500, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
>G. Ken Holman writes:
> > My XSLT/XPath book is written in XML. For downstream processing of the
> > it needs to be one large contiguous instance.
> > For editing, I have every individual lesson (each between one and 10
> > 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
No, I work better with smaller chunks of data and choose to work this way.
>If you were using Emacs, which easily handles editing
>multi-hundred-megabyte files, would your need for external parsed
>entities go away?
No. And, Emacs doesn't give me the features I want when I write.
But I think that is beside the point. Should tools be limiting the way I
work? Hopefully not. I want to work with small chunks and external parsed
entities help me do that.
G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman at CraneSoftwrights.com
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