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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 16:39:00 -0400
Ron Bourret wrote:
> I agree, although for a different reason. I've just gotten to writing this part
> of the code and have to admit that having to parse something the parser can
> parse for me makes me very grumpy indeed. Note that the EnumerationValue
> element is used by both enumerated attributes and notation attributes.
I also agree. Indeed, it was the asymmetry between NOTATION/enumeration
and the other eight types (which require no ancillary data) that
made Ron & I agree to move them to elements in the first place.
One has to work harder than necessary either way. But the main
principle of XML back-ends is that all parsing should be done by
the parser! There should be no second-level parsers that have
to decipher some embedded syntax.
(This means that I deprecate ENTITIES, NMTOKENS, and IDREFS.)
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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