Re: Goodbye to textual applications?
Paul T wrote: > > My point is simple. DTDs should die. Their syntax > is ugly and inconvenient for processing, their functionality > is not enough for the real-life cases. They are almost useless. Maybe for you. For me and many others, DTDs are very useful, suitable for many real-life cases, and more legible than schemas encoded in XML instance syntax. (Although I'm probably going to switch to Relax-NG "unofficial syntax" in the future; it has all of these advantages and more.) > Some time ago I've written a program, which took > a DTD and generated the YACC grammar from it. Naturally, this is not going to work very well. LR parsing is a lousy way to process tree-local grammars. --Joe English jenglish@f...
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