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RE: Using W3C Regular Expressions

At 12:31 PM 4/18/01 -0700, Michael Brennan wrote:
>For this sort of simple example, this seems reasonable to me. However, I
>hope there is not going to be too much of a trend toward doing this sort of
>thing. In my mind, if a datatype has some structure to it, why not just make
>it a complex type and leverage XML syntax to convey that structure? Isn't
>that really the whole point of XML -- a standardized syntax for conveying

I'm afraid the trend's already happened:

Given that situation, I'd like very much to have a means of breaking into 
different lexical forms representing such compounds without having to 
revert to full-scale XML Schema processing.

It's not so much that I want to encourage such things, but that they 
already exist and that I'm not especially impressed with current models for 
processing and handling them.

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books