At 04:36 AM 04/03/02 -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote: >On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 01:13:22AM -0800, Tim Bray wrote: >> Could you achieve the same effect with a perl script? > > yes you can also validate and probably 100x time faster a document >directly by accessing the node tree with a high level language. And >I will argue an awful lot of people still do this too. > >> I'm beginning to think that trying to do cheap content management >> down in the markup just doesn't have a positive payoff. -Tim > > It's just a matter of API level. As parts get used more they >gets forged as API. Better building API at a syntax level than >in the programing language syntax. I call this sedimentation... That's precisely what I'm disagreeing with... I'm becoming more & more convinced that inclusion and aggregation have so much application-specific hair, and the cost of trying to model them generally is so high, that we should just kick them out of the syntax and at the level of *interoperability*, we should talk in terms of whole fully composed XML documents. -Tim
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