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RE: Using W3C Regular Expressions
- From: Leigh Dodds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Al Snell <email@example.com>,"Anders W. Tell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 12:29:46 +0100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Al Snell [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 20 April 2001 00:36
> To: Anders W. Tell
> Cc: Michael Brennan; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Using W3C Regular Expressions
> <snipe class="troll" allowable-replies="non-flammable only">
> So much for XML as the universal data interchange language if the core
> standards are already hitting its limitations and having to embed other
> languages in it :-(
You might be interested in  which covers some discussion of the
concerns about the need for micro-parsing aspects of SVG.
The real issue seemed to be the size of the resulting DOM structure
created, although the file sizes themselves were also a concern.
Although as RobinB has already commented, compression solves
that issue admirably. A lazy DOM approach might solve the other.
(Actually these kinds of micro-parsing can be handled at the SAX filter
level making it less obvious to the core application that this is occuring)