Using Entities to define a shared string

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  <!ENTITY product-name "Docbook">
  <!ENTITY product-version "4.5">
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  <chapter>
    <title>Tutorial: Using Entities to define a shared string</title>
    <para>The latest version of <application>&product-name;</application> is &product-version;.</para>
    <para><application>&product-name;</application> is best used to write documentation.</para>
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