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RE: Using W3C Regular Expressions

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Al Snell [mailto:alaric@alaric-snell.com]
> Sent: 20 April 2001 00:36
> To: Anders W. Tell
> Cc: Michael Brennan; xml-dev@lists.xml.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 :-(
> </snipe>

You might be interested in [1] 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)

[1]. http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/03/15/deviant/index.html