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From "Paterline, David L." <>
Subject Newbie question: defining ENTITY values in a separate configurati on file
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2005 18:13:31 GMT
Hello all -

I'm a new user of Forrest and the associated technologies, so I hope I can
find some help with a basic question or two.

Basically, I'm looking for a way to centralize definitions of text variables
to be used throughout the various XML files in my project.

I'm using entity references to refer to contents of pre-defined entities
within my XML files. Within each file, I define the entity and then
reference it:

	<!DOCTYPE document PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation V1.2//EN"
"" [
	<!ENTITY frtzum '../xdocs/md/fretz/fretz_um.pdf'>
	<td><link href="&frtzum;">User Manual</link></td>

This works fine, within each XML file. For a couple of reasons, I'd like to
collect all these entity definitions into a single configuration file
(mainly to minimize maintenance issues, such as using a single definition in
multiple XML files).

So, my questions are - is this possible, and what would be the recommended
way to implement this? 

Any help will be appreciated.


David L. Paterline
Principal Engineer       
Westinghouse Electric Company
Nuclear Fuel Engineering
Engineering Computing   
PH: 412-374-2286
FX: 412-374-2284

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