Why entities if you have <xi:include>...

Jamie Bennett jamie_bennett at pcpmicro.co.uk
Thu May 29 09:02:02 PDT 2003

Neven Has wrote on 29 May 2003 17:16
>On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 09:30:16PM +0100, Jamie Bennett wrote:
>> I'm in the process of completing a PLFS nALFS profile using xinclude 
>> exclusively. I didn't seen any problems with using it apart from the 
>> fact that some paths need to be hard coded.
>I don't think there's more to hard code then when using entities?
>Or there is?

I suppose not. I really like to use XInclude now-a-days as it makes
profile writting and updating a whole lot simpler. I have a standard
'header' that goes into every profile in the form of :-

<!DOCTYPE alfs SYSTEM "../nalfs-dtd" [
	<!ENTITY % settings	SYSTEM	"../../settings.xml"> 
	<!ENTITY name		"binutils">
	<!ENTITY version		"2.13.2">
	<!ENTITY package		"&name;-&version;.tar.bz2">
	<!ENTITY unpack-dir	"&name;-&version;">
	<!ENTITY compile-dir	"&name;-build">        
	<!ENTITY md5		"cd1639c9d74c0d487470e7eece47faea">
	<!ENTITY download

>BTW, to answer Gerard, personally, I haven't used Xinclude in my
>profiles, because of some other parsers might not support it.  If you
>use nALFS, there's no reason not to use it.  And I'm probably going to
>start using it myself eventually, in the profile that comes with

Great news. 

BTW, good to see a little more activity on this list again. ;)


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