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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Version $Id$ style for xml files (Was: SVN behaviour with "Id" keyword)
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2005 13:39:49 GMT
Conal Tuohy wrote:

>What about a processing instruction? 
><?version $Id$?>
>This has the advantage over a comment that it can be retrieved unambiguously with an XPath

Question is: do we need that? IMO no, as I don't see valid use cases for 
analyzing the version string of an XML document or XSL stylesheet at 
runtime in Cocoon.

There has been discussions in the past about including static strings in 
java source holding the revision info (i.e. public static final String 
SCM_ID="$Id$") so that we can retrieve them with the "what" command, but 
that use case doesn't apply to XML files since, contrarily to Java 
classes, they are available in source form in a Cocoon distro.


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