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Re: Gag me with a blunt …

Tim Bray wrote:

> Note (although no processor other than Lark ever did this as
> far as I know) that if you want to build a DFA-based XML
> processor, you can use the trick of recognizing all the syntax
> characters with a 7-bit state table and a remarkably small 
> amount of clever sidestepping is required to deal with all
> the non-ASCII characters.

Fair enough.  But presumably you need a separate recognizer for
XML names.

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