Re: ConciseXML syntax
Will it display in IE or NS I doubt (really compatible eh?) Part of the idea of XML was so it could be used for many things. from websites to being used as an important part of the next Longhorn Windows. The file system is based on XML. Office 11 will have document formats based on XML and I can't see Microsoft including support for it in IE7. I am already having problems with the lack of browser support for XML/XSLT. We don't need to add a XML variation to the already packed standards pool. Some of the ideas in it are good but it is not needed. rcxau ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Plusch" <mplusch@c...> To: <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Saturday, 18 January 2003 04:11 Subject: ConciseXML syntax > ConciseXML solves the verbosity and ambiguity of > XML 1.0 while while remaining compatible with > XML 1.0. ConciseXML is designed for data as > well as documents. > > ConciseXML has four key improvements to XML 1.0: > > 1. optional ending tag > ConciseXML: <textarea>hi</> > XML 1.0: <textarea>hi</textarea> > > 2. by-position arguments (attribute key is optional) > ConciseXML: <person "Mike" "Plusch"/> > XML 1.0: <person first="Mike" last="Plusch"/> > > 3. Dot notation for path > ConciseXML: "abe".<foo color="blue"/>.bar > XML 1.0: > <execute_path> "abe" <foo color="blue"/> bar </execute_path> > > 4. Attributes keys and attribute values can be any object, > not just strings. > ConciseXML: > <person name="Mike" age=28 married=true birth=<date 1968 1 10/> /> > XML 1.0: > <person> > <field key="name">"Mike"</field> > <field key="age">28</field> > <field key="married">true</field> > <field key="birth"> > <date><field key="year">1968</field> > <field key="month">1</field> > <field key="day">10</field> > </date> > </field> > </person> > > > A chapter in a book published by Wiley titled: > "Water: Simplified Web Services and XML Programming" > has a chapter that describes ConciseXML. The chapter > is also posted on-line at: > http://www.waterlang.org/water_book_2002/concise_xml.htm > Half of the contents of the book is available here: > http://www.waterlang.org/water_book_2002/index.htm > > ConciseXML compatibility with XML 1.0 takes the following > form: > > 1. Any XML 1.0 expression is also a ConciseXML expression > 2. Any ConciseXML expression can be written in XML 1.0 > 3. There is no information loss when converting between > ConciseXML and XML 1.0 > 4. ConciseXML supports both the XML 1.0 and "concise" forms > within the same document. One can be nested within the > other. > > ConciseXML has the same properties that would be desired > for XML 2.0. > > I would like to see ConciseXML adopted as a standard. > Clear Methods, my company, is willing to freely license it > to everyone. Christopher Fry and I are the co-creators of > ConciseXML and the Water language. > > _Mike Plusch > CTO, Clear Methods > http://www.clearmethods.com > http://www.waterlang.org > > > > > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> http://movies.yahoo.com.au - Yahoo! Movies - What's on at your local cinema?
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