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RE: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd be bette

  • To: 'Bill de h├ôra' <bill@d...>, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@y...>
  • Subject: RE: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd be better off as a crossing guard
  • From: Jeff Lowery <Jeff.Lowery@c...>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 15:08:21 -0800
  • Cc: xml-dev@l...

RE:  If XML is too hard for a programmer
> And I don't understand this disdain for regular expressions over 
> XML. Regexes are a perfectly useful tool for manipulating text.

I agree with Bill.   Right now I'm writing regex to rip through a non-XML
hierarchical document structure, looking for particular leaf nodes.  It's
the flat structure underneath the hierarchy that I want, the same flat
structure that's presented when this file's data is shown graphically.

Sometimes hierarchy gets in the way.  


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