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- From: James Robertson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 19:06:53 +1000
At 18:48 2/12/1998 , you wrote:
| Joel Bender <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| > I was thinking along similar lines. I've been adding something like this
| > to my XML documents:
| > <prop name="state" xml:regexp="[A-Z]+">NY</prop>
| It's a neat way of doing it, since checking is optional and
| transparent to non-checking applications.
Wouldn't this be better placed in a DTD?
By adding a fixed, pre-set attribute with the regexp to
element definitions in the DTD, you can enforce consistency.
Otherwise, can't the user just choose to use this or not,
on an individual, ad-hoc basis?
If so, what are we enforcing?
All that being said, I am of the belief that all of
this should be placed in application code. XML isn't
a solution to any problem, it is a storage and interchange
format for applications ...
Why try to cram the entire world of computing
science into XML?
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