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Re: atoms, molecules
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 18:16:47 -0400
At 12:12 AM 4/20/01 +0200, Anders W. Tell wrote:
>>Or does it bind more tightly to a particular processing environment?
>Unfortunatly it is bound to a processing environment. Mainly because there
>are to many
>syntaxes which are not readily handled by "readable" regular expression or
>The mircoparsing binding is just a named mapping to/from a string based
>type and an equivalent XML schema.
As long as it's just a matter of naming something, that just sounds like
additional metadata which may or may not be useful to a particular
recipient. Seems (to me) like a reasonable addition to a description of a
>>Regular expressions don't solve every problem, but I find them attractive
>>because of their relative independence from particular platforms and their
>>inclusion in XML Schema.
>Regular expresssion may be a declarative approach that an handle a number
>of useful use cases.
>But what is the result after applying one or more reqexps, a xml fragment
That's what we need to figure out next. I'm leaning toward text fragments
with labels - child text nodes with extra properties, in a DOM sense, or
just extra information that a program could explore if needed.
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