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foo.InnerXML= foo.InnerXML + " blah3</quux>  would cause a 
runtime exception, you would never get to the print.


On 25 Sep 2002 at 8:57, Arjun Ray wrote:

> "Aaron Skonnard" <aarons@develop.com> wrote:
> | Why isn't validity decidable? 
> Because in the general case, you don't know what to parse, because you
> don't know when to parse.  The string could change at any time.  Your
> obvious strategy would be to simply cache the string, never parsing it
> until and unless forced to (say, if the "InnerXML" of some part inside
> were requested).  If no such parse-forcing accesses occur, you can simply
> dump to output the the cached result of input string operations.
> We've already noted that something like
>   foo.InnerXML="<bar>blah1<quux>blah2"
> causes some kind of dwimming to occur.  Suppose this were followed by
>   foo.InnerXML= foo.InnerXML + " blah3</quux>"
> and then foo.print (or whatever the "dump to output" call is).  Will there
> be a "</quux>" after "blah2"?  If not, why not?  Wasn't then the first
> assignment parsed?  If you interpolate a read of foo.bar.quux.InnerXML
> before the append and dump to output, is there a difference?
> I'd be very surprised if the internals weren't string-based with "lazy"
> parsing.
> | You may not like such features for reasons related to "purity" 
> Purity has nothing to do with it.  Clue has everything to do with it.
> | but that's not going to stop the hoards of Microsoft developers from 
> | using them to increase productivity and get the job done.
> Don't I know that!  I have the perfect sig for you. ;-)
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