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   Re: XML complexity, namespaces (was WG)

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  • From: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@allette.com.au>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 15:51:11 +1100

From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com

>In SGML, you have to write a special program to act on the information
>in the data attributes (nothing does this out of the box); in XML, you
>have to write a special program to act on the PUA.

Huh? OmniMark allows access to data attributes just as easily as element
attributes (http://www.omnimark.com/develop/om40/doc/concept/646.htm),
out of the box. Several CALS-aware tools understand the notations used
in data attributes, e.g.,  when used for graphics.

And I dont agree that elements and characters and attributes and
entities should be thought of  as interconvertable: search routines look
for character codes--I don't know of any search routines which allow
grepping on data and elements.

Rick Jelliffe

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