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   Re: [xml-dev] XML-appropriate editing data structures

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On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 01:22, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> At 4:36 PM +0200 4/9/04, Henrik Martensson wrote:
> > Systems that cannot deal sensibly with the 
> extensibility of XML are broken.
i think it depends on the context. there's ample evidence on this list,
let alone elsewhere of two uses of dtds and schemas - one as the
starting point of what could be and to cope with, as you describe, a
variety of markups, just getting what you want.

at the other end are applications that really want well formed and valid
documents because the application wants it that way.

i'm a bit agnostic at the moment on this.

however i do have "end user" situations where i want them to enter valid
data. option b is to use the dbms to do this. not ideal in the largely
text/document situations i'm looking at.

and i also take advantage of well formed, but not valid to allow
extensible interpretations at the "system" level.

surely this is common usage examples.



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