On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 12:45:54PM -0600, Tommy Reynolds wrote:
Uttered "Paul W. Frields" <stickster(a)gmail.com>,
> > I wonder who suggested that, it's IMHO close to be broken beyond repair.
> > Asking to modify the structure while preserving parameter entities in
> > the internal subset mean at the same time to maintain the textual
> > and to manipulate the document at the structure level, it is near impossible.
Ah, cognoscenti insight at last.
In terms that even I understand, the problem is that xml2po(1)
strains to handle a construct like this:
<!ENTITY % FOO SYSTEM "foo.xml">
in the local DTD part of the <DOCTYPE> element; that's the stuff
between the '' characters.
Sorry it's hard to be precise without using the specific vocabulary.
Ordinary <!ENTITY> elements, such as:
<!ENTITY INSERT-ME SYSTEM "/a/b/c.xml">
and then later, in the document proper:
are handled fine.
it's not that it's not 'handled fine' it is handled correctly, BUT
expecting to get the exact same stream of byte at that level after
a parsing and modification of the tree is just too much to ask.
We should be using an <xi:include> for that anyway,
so the document authors need to be given a new practice standard.
I would say that's much more in line with what you can expect from
modern XML toolkits.
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