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   Re: [xml-dev] Looking for an example of a name colliision

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  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Looking for an example of a name colliision
  • From: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 00:41:05 -0400
  • References: <r01050400-1026-4A3971D493E211D7B5F00003937A08C2@[]>

[Simon St.Laurent]
> tpassin@comcast.net (Thomas B. Passin) writes:
> >We all have to code to context, but I'll bet that just about everyone
> >tries to minimize context-sensitive processing whenever possible.  I'd
> >rather not do anything that adds to the context that needs to be
> >handled.
> The biggest change in my recent work is that I'm taking context more and
> more seriously.  I think it may be something we avoid early on, but
> value later.
> The big lesson I get from XPath is that it's a great, even easy, way to
> specify context.  That's something worth building on.

I'll go with that.  Also, despite my wish expessed above, most of the
processing I do requires using contexts - and much of it is done with xslt.
But I was more thinking of SAX-like processing, where the more context to
keep track of the harder it gets.  This strengthens Simon's point, I think.


Tom P


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