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   Re: Dissillusioned about interoperability.

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  • From: Steinar Bang <sb@metis.no>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: 11 Oct 1999 09:38:39 +0200

>>>>> Richard Lanyon <rgl@decisionsoft.com>:

> a) XML frees us from writing new parsers to accompany every new
>    structure.

No it doesn't.  Not with the level of the current tools.

We're replacing our old lisp-oid format, parsed with a PCCTS recursive 
descent parser, with XML, based on a C++ SAX wrapper over expat.

And the handwritten state machine logic of the DocumentHandler feels
like a step back from the EBNF specification of our old format.

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