Re: XML Grammar kind
On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 03:00:27PM +0000, Rob Lugt wrote: > David Lacerte wrote: > > Hi! I was wondering at what category of grammar the xml's belongs. Does > it have the properties of a LALR(1) grammar, which is the most probable? I > need that information in order to do a parser. Thanks!! [...] > However, if you are considering using standard parsing tools, I think some > of the biggest problems you will have are:- > 1) Determining what is a token. The XML productions go too close to the > metal to be considered tokens in the normal sense > 2) Entity replacement - especially parameter entities > 3) Conditional Sections Do not forget proper encoding support ! Can be handled as a conversion layer before tokenization, but the complexity of this operation should not be forgotten. Daniel -- Daniel.Veillard@w... | W3C, INRIA Rhone-Alpes | libxml Gnome XML toolkit Tel : +33 476 615 257 | 655, avenue de l'Europe | http://xmlsoft.org/ Fax : +33 476 615 207 | 38330 Montbonnot FRANCE | Rpmfind search site http://www.w3.org/People/all#veillard%40w3.org | http://rpmfind.net/
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