Re: A simple guy with a simple problem
> Hello, my name is Bob and I'm a programmer. Hi Bob. Nice to see you on the list. > I work for a B2B company. My task today is to process > incoming XML documents that are known to be valid against the foo > DTD and change all occurences of the word "STUFF" to "stuff". Too bad your company is using DTDs. > How should I proceed to do my job? I think the only way you have is to write a bunch of regular expressions. Ideally, I think you should wait until DTDs and entities will be removed from the XML. I think it may take a couple of years. In the meantime, try using only reasonable subset of XML 1.0 Something like Common XML by SML-DEV may help you. I understand that if you tell to some of your managers that DTDs in XML 1.0 are flawed or something - he just tell you that you should be crazy to argue with SGML experts because you're just a B2B developer. Nobody. There is however, some subtile workaround for this. You may try collecting rare latters where SGML experts *themselvs* are saying that DTDs are better to be removed from XML 1.0 For smart manager this may click on something and he may initiate the process of redesigning the entity-dtd-based workflows into something better ( and your problems will be gone ). In general, XSLT-based workflows should work better. I mean that Common XML + XSLT is less trouble than full-blown XML with DTDs and entities. Rgds.Paul.
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