Re: Non XML syntaxes
Eric van der Vlist scripsit: > Yes, sure. The compact syntax fr Relax NG and the alternative syntax > (N3) for RDF are other good examples. [snip] > I don't know, for instance, if YAML could have been of any help for > these syntaxes: > > http://yaml.org/ YAML is at the opposite extreme. RNG compact syntax and N3 are authoring syntaxes; YAML is a data-transfer syntax. XML is an attempt at a compromise and as such suboptimal for either task. What is new (except to Lispers) is the idea of a standardized intermediate syntax into which the surface syntaxes can be translated. We do not need one parser per vocabulary *per implementation*; it suffices to have a single standard translator from the specialized syntax to the general one. -- John Cowan <jcowan@r...> http://www.reutershealth.com I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_
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