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- To: "Miles Sabin" <email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML's Scylla and Charybdis - parse and regexp
- From: "Dare Obasanjo" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 08:54:02 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] XML's Scylla and Charybdis - parse and regexp
That's an empty statement. Lots of applications that are sensitive to the lexical characteristics of XML document do not require full lexical round tripping. In fact, i'd go as far as to say that applications that depend on full lexical round tripping (i.e. preserving all whitespace, treating attribute order as significant, etc) are in violation of the spirit if not the letter of the XML 1.0 recommendation.
However I agree there are edge cases such as XML editors where such behavior is not just desirable but required.
From: Miles Sabin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tue 4/1/2003 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML's Scylla and Charybdis - parse and regexp
Jonathan Robie wrote,
> Is faithful lexical round-tripping an important goal? If so, why?
It's important to any application which is sensitive to the lexical
characteristics of XML documents. They exist. If they're not yours then
you don't have to care.