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RE: [d20-xml] Re: XPath to ref skills

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  • STILES, BRAD
    Cross-posted from the d20-XML list.
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 25, 2002
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      Cross-posted from the d20-XML list.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Michael Cortez
      > To: d20-xml@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [d20-xml] Re: XPath to ref skills
      >
      > >> Haven't seen XIncludes before. Can you post a brief
      > >> description and example? Where can I find some net
      > >> references to learn more?
      > >>
      >
      > Essentially XIncludes allow you to put a place marker in XML
      > file A, that references either XML file OR an XPath into file B.
      >
      > Then when processed with an XInclude enabled XSL parser
      > (Saxon & xsltproc should both work) -- you have the option of
      > having the referenced piece of XML placed inline into the
      > document, just before being transformed. This one of three
      > options. The other two are, 1) leave the XInclude tag in
      > place, ie don't resolve it or 2) XIncludes allows you to have
      > a fail-over tag, that gets substituted for the referenced
      > xml. The second is supposed to be used when the referenced
      > xml cannot be found, but it can do double duty.
      >
      >
      > So the idea here, is that if you have a character xml file,
      > that references 4 or 5 skills in a skills.xml document
      > somewhere, you could use XIncludes to mark the references.
      > This gives the character.xml file the benefits of staying
      > small, yet still containing all the referenced material
      > inline. It also has the benefit of being a native xml
      > artifact, rather then a contrived add on.
      >
      > From W3C:
      > http://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude/
      >
      > The examples at the bottom show some good applications.
      >
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