re: Dreadfully tedious questions
Thanks for the quick response! Follow ups... > > 0) What FAQ did I miss which answered these must-be-frequently-asked > > quesions?!?! > >That one that you can write and distribute when you've finished >collecting the answers (??). Maybe I will... > [blah blah blah]attributes[blah blah]elements[blah blah blah] In looking for other stylistic examples to follow, I've notice some really serious inconsistency in approach, particularly in the W3C's documents. At one extreme, you've got MathML with almost no attributes at all, and at the other extreme, you've got SVG with almost no elements (and every attribute has it's own exotic syntax). I found a DTD prototype for VRML which was similar to SVG (everything in the attributes, attributes require MORE PARSING by the application). How do y'all react when you see attributes like this one from a VRML DTD: <transform id="NameOfTransform" bboxcenter="0 0 0" bboxsize="4 4 4" translation="10 5 0" rotation="0 0 0 1" scale="0.5 0.5 0.5" scaleOrientation="0 0 1 0" center="0 0 0" > ... </transform> Now, I suppose that's a lot leaner than breaking out all the 3D and 4D vectors as elements (or their w,x,y,z parts as attributes), but isn't it a bit squirrley to hide that much of the syntax inside strings? > > 3) Is expat the best choice for embedding an XML parser in my plug-in (the > > plug-in is written in C++, of course)? > >Expat's been well tested. SP has been even better tested, and unlike >Expat, it supports DTD validation; however, SP has a basically >undocumented and extremely complicated interface, and it's really a >full SGML parser. > >IBM has a brand-new parser, xml4c++ (I think), at alphaworks.ibm.com. >This hasn't had the field testing that Expat and SP have had, but it >looks promising. xml4c++'s disclaimers ("this software [expletive deleted]" is the general drift, sort of like the mozilla disclaimers) are pretty scary. Also, how big is the redistributable DLL? (I'm not going to sign their license unless there's a chance it'll be small enough to be practical in a plug-in) What's SP? Does that have a different name, because I haven't seen it in my web travels. -Joshua Smith 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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