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   Re: [xml-dev] Lx: compact syntax for XML

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Norman Gray wrote:

> Ah, but I don't want to make XML `quicker/faster' for the machines (the 
> other current thread here recognises that this is largely pointless in 
> the vast majority of cases).
> I just want to make XML (specifically XSLT and occasional RDF) easier to 
> read and write, and a bit easier for my editor to grok helpfully (and 
> yes, I do use psgml).

I think that Normal and I are on the same page about this.

> Thomas Passin's python-like syntax is nice, too, and similarly 
> isomorphic to standard XML.  The only difference is that Thomas's syntax 
> doesn't leap out of the page at me, whereas the lispish syntax does.  
> Thomas clearly does a lot more Python than I do, so maybe this is just a 
> matter of habits and training, but it's this sort of `visual 
> obviousness' that I'm after, that Lx has, and XML's angle brackets don't.

It's exactly the opposite for me :-), plus I don't have to count closing 
brackets.  But to each his own, no need for those religous wars that 
sometimes break out.


Tom P


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