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   Re: Using notations to identify content formats

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 17:27:23 -0400

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> What you say makes sense to help authors understand the notation format,

And application developers, too.
But if you want to have pluggable application code already
available, you could:

	write a Perl regex
	provide a Java class
	provide C source which the application should compile
		and dynaload (:-))

and put any of these into the resource referenced by the URI
in the notation declaration.  The MIME type of the resource
could tell you which one it is.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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