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On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 11:37 +0200, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> On ven, 2005-07-15 at 08:24 +0100, Pete Cordell wrote:
> > Original Message From: "Eric van der Vlist"
> > > On jeu, 2005-07-14 at 11:54 -0400, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> > >
> > >> regardless, mixed content is not as uncommon or unexpected as many
> > >> people think. It is not an accident. It is not bad form. It is not
> > >> something to be avoided. It is the very natural way to express many
> > >> extremely common constructs when modeling information, including
> > >> so-called data-oriented applications (as if any information content were
> > >> not data).
> > >
> > > Well said!
> > >
> > > Unfortunately, most people tend to exclude any mixed content from
> > > data-oriented applications ...
> > How do you think a data binding app should handle mixed content?
> Some data binding applications do already support mixed content (IMO,
> it's mostly a matter of defining that support as a requirement!).
> Examples that come to mind are Amara
> (http://uche.ogbuji.net/tech/4Suite/amara/) but also XMLBeans (see
Yes, as Eric points out, mixed content is a non-issue with the right
tools, and I've written my Amara data binding for Python to handle it
quite smoothly. My overall thoughts on this thread, including an
example of Amara's mixed content handling, in this entry:
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
Use CSS to display XML, part 2 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss2-i.html
XML Output with 4Suite & Amara - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/04/20/py-xml.html
Use XSLT to prepare XML for import into OpenOffice Calc - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-oocalc/
Schema standardization for top-down semantic transparency - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think31.html