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   Re: [xml-dev] XML-based text editor: a proposal

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Dmitry Kirsanov wrote:

> I have posted a paper on the possible use of XML and XSLT/XPath as a
> base for a general purpose programmable text editor (not a specialized
> XML editor):
> http://www.kirsanov.com/te/te.html

I guess the reason to do this is much like the reason to write most any
program in most any programming language. For a program that has been 'done
before' such as a text editor, you would want to see either some sort of
performance increase, some new functionality not achieved, or perhaps a
greatly improved portability.

The best way to evaluate this is to 'go for it' and write the code. It would
be fairly interesting to see how difficult this would be in XSLT. The result
would probably be categorized into either a) stupid XSLT hacks (been
there,done that :-)) or b) "WOW!"

Now if you can convince _someone else_ to write it, I have another job for


*** involves moving some ice-cubes from my warehouse in Alaska.


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