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On Wednesday 05 March 2003 12:00 pm, Joe English wrote:
> OK, I'm deeply confused. I'm having a hard time imagining
> any SGML application that doesn't at least care about
> element boundaries and attribute values.
> If these applications didn't use the ESIS, what could
> possibly be left over that they *did* use?
There were tools that used the ESIS, and tools that just used those to get
into some internal form. At that application level, even attributes and
elements didn't/don't exist.
There's something like this we see in XML processing. Many sysems do something
Document properties = loadProperties("foo.xml");
and other systems do this
Properties properties = loadProperties("foo.xml");
Which of these uses a tree or ESIS? At an application level, is that