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Re: atoms, molecules

At 05:04 PM 4/20/01 +0200, Anders W. Tell wrote:
>"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
>> >But what is the result after applying one or more reqexps, a xml fragment
>> >or... ?
>>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.
>One simple solution may be to first annotate Schema with references to an 
>XSLT extension
>and an equivalent Schema.

Except that dealing with strings in XSLT is a huge pain in the 
neck.  Thanks, I'll stick with regular expressions.

>Then use this information to micro-parse  nontrivial encodings using XSLT 
>into the equivalent XML fragment.

No, thanks, that's all right.  Way too much work for a result that's easy 
to get with simpler tools.

I'm happy to consider bindings for micro-parsing, but I can't say I have 
any interest in promoting it as a primary tool for doing this work.

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