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Re: Gag me with a blunt …

At 10:58 AM 19/03/01 -0500, John Cowan 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.

Yeah, but there's not much to it.  You need two 64k bitmaps,
one for name-start-char and for name-char, and to instrument
your state table so you can tell what class of char you're
looking for... like I said, not much sidestepping. -Tim