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   Re: [xml-dev] Source Code Markup Language?

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I am working on this for two year. I called this XML based language X# (X sharp). It is much like the Microsoft Code DOM but with concrete XML representation. You can find the paper in


Pu Liu and Michael J. Lewis, "Mobile Code Enabled Web Services", IEEE/ACM International Conference on Web Services, pp. 167-174, Orlando, FL, July 12-15, 2005. [PDF] [abstract] [bibtex]



On 1/24/06, Daniel Schierbeck <daniel.schierbeck@gmail.com> wrote:
Charles Brooking wrote:
> Daniel Schierbeck wrote:
>> I'd like to see if there's a simple language that merely marks up
>> variables, constants, functions/methods, numbers, string, etc.
>> Something along the line of
>>  <var>foo</var> <op>:=</op> <str>"foo"</str> <op>+</op> <str>"bar"</str>
>> The most important thing is that it should be possible to embed it in
>>   <h:p xmlns=" http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:c="urn:code...">
>>     In the following example we assign <c:str>"foobar"</c:str> to
>> <c:var>baz</c:var>.
>>   </h:p>
> I've often considered doing the same thing, but have always ended up
> using <code>...</code> for all cases.
> Will variable names and operators need to be highlighted differently
> when they're mentioned within a paragraph?
> Will you ever want to do things like search documents for instances of
> the variable "foo" (and, for example, not the operator "foo")?
> Later
> Charlie
It is true that what I want can be accomplished with <code/> and
classes, e.g. <code class="keyword">if</code>, but it just seems too
verbose... I think source code is used so much in various manuals,
references, blog entries, etc. on the Web that it justifies its own
namespace and its own set of semantics, albeit simple ones.


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