Re: A little wish for short end tags
Steven Champeon wrote: > > The tasks and knowledge level Jon describes are exactly what I had when I > first started doing SGML back in 1993. So what you're saying is that this sort of thing can work, even with all of the minimization features of SGML, because you knew the general layout of your data and/or you had a tool that could normalize the weird stuff for you. You succeeded at your task because you approached it (perhaps unknowingly) with either: a) the right data set: more or less already normalized SGML or b) the right tool -- a normalizer: AE. That's exactly what I've been saying also. If you are going to do regular expression hacking on XML it had better have been already marked-up in some corporate standard (which would probably exclude short end-tags, confusing entities, confusing whitespace, confusing newlines, etc.) or you should have a tool that can normalize it for you. Paul Prescod - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco "A writer is also a citizen, a political animal, whether he likes it or not. But I do not accept that a writer has a greater obligation to society than a musician or a mason or a teacher. Everyone has a citizen's commitment." - Wole Soyinka, Africa's first Nobel Laureate xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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