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Jeff.Lowery@creo.com (Jeff Lowery) writes:
>Actually, CDATA and entities had completely escaped my mind, because
>I spend more time developing XML formats for data records:
>fine-grained, atomic, local, and datatyped. Sure, that doesn't rule
>out the possibility of CDATA or entity occurrences, but using them
>would be an exercise in silliness for the types of documents I've been
I'm currently writing code for selectively inserting and removing CDATA
sections from documents, largely because a a certain data-centric piece
of software insists on adding them any time I try to use markup in its
fields. It is an exercise in silliness, but sometimes that silliness
comes from the data side.
>Nonetheless, regex is perfectly suitable for parsing XML in narrow,
>provincial, tightly constrained and content-controlled circumstances.
>Now, I ask you, ... is that too much to expect?
I don't think it is.
>The problem with the
>world today is that it's just too darn liberally parameterized.
With no warning of the parameters, either. Makes me miss the SGML
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