RE: Again wit da AND and Repetitions
> XML requires deterministic content models. This allows > validators to do their job without having to look more than one element ahead > or do brute force tree searches. It's not what XML requires that counts, it's what users require. What you're saying is that if you have an integrity constraint that XML parsers are congenitally incapable of enforcing, you had better implement it yourself, the hard way, in the application. I don't remember SQL ever adopting the view that the only integrity constraints you were allowed to specify were those that could be evaluated in linear time. In fact, the refusal to build implementation-based limitations into the language was one of the major reasons for the success of SQL. (In implementing GedML I discovered that the integrity constraints that I could specify in the DTD were such a pathetic subset of the total that I might as well do all the validation in the application and ignore the DTD capabilities entirely - especially as I had no way via the SAX API of knowing whether the parser had done any validation or not). Mike Kay 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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