Re: Tags and Types (was Re: Re: maps)
> > and would understand the need for rigor and consistency in the format, > > BUT would appreciate being told if they put in a number outside the > > valid range for degrees, minutes, and seconds or a direction other > > than N, S, E, W. I *think* that a RELAX NG-aware editor with a > > custom datatype validator plugged in could do this. > > I think that Simon's "regular fragmentations" is a perfect fit here. An > author might quickly type something in which can be 'expanded' into a > structure given a regular expression. Voila' ... best of both worlds. Reg frags are nice to have for moving from one local convention to another, bu they are *not* a valid excuse for suppressing natural expression. A reg frag is a transformation, pretty much like XSLT, but more specialized. You seem also to be fallign into the camp of "as long as it can be transformed, who cares what form of markup is used"? This seems very data-centric and not document-centric, and completely ignores that authoring and clarity of the format itself are as important as rendering. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Track chair, XML/Web Services One Boston: http://www.xmlconference.com/ Basic XML and RDF techniques for knowledge management, Part 7 - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think12.html Keeping pace with James Clark - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/libra ry/x-jclark.html Python and XML development using 4Suite, Part 3: 4RDF - http://www-105.ibm.com/developerworks/education.nsf/xml-onlinecourse-bytitle/8A 1EA5A2CF4621C386256BBB006F4CEC
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