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Re: [xml-dev] The Allure of Gothic Markup

On 8/18/13 4:46 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> Thanks, Simon.  It's interesting to note that in FtanGram, the "schema
> language" of FtanML, a schema is just a value that compactly encodes a
> predicate.  The schema "<number gt="5">" is just a representation in the
> FtanGram language of the FtanSkrit function "{if isNumber($1) then $1 >
> 5 else false}".  This kind of non-monolithic validation just asks if a
> certain Ftan value has certain structural or value properties, and as
> such is not imperialistic.

Yes.  Roger Costello's fine-grained validation proposal has similar 
non-imperialist properties.

Simon St.Laurent

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