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On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 22:15 -0700, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 21:29 -0700, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> >>The obvious case is the ability to edit documents (such as XHTML
> >>documents) using a schema-specific set of objects. The problem is that
> >>current OO languages don't support constructs that would make this easy
> >>to do. Not that I'm saying I know what those would be, either...
> > Heterogeneous arrays. Yes that simple.
> > The excessive limitations of C++, Java and friends really do serve to
> > obscure the obvious, too often :-(
> Ah, yes. I looked at the description of Amara (which uses heterogenous
> arrays for mixed content) on my list of XML data binding products 
> just before reading this mail and thought, "Oh. That's obvious."
I do wonder whether Java 5 generics would address this problem (I'm not
all that familiar with the implementation). And is this a problem for
C#? I thought I remembered that it has a system for heterogeneous
arrays. Or am I thinking Cw?
>  http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/XMLDataBinding.htm
Wow. Nice description. Thanks. I'm curious: did you glean it from the
manual? Did you try out the code?
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