RE: To tree, or not to tree ...(was Re: The subsetti
> mc@x... (Mike Champion) writes: > >>> You claimed that a parser *has* to model the XML instance as a tree. > >>> DOM-type parsers do, but SAX-type parsers just don't. > >> > >> No, I didn't. But I can see the tree from the maps :) > > > >Ooooh, this is getting into deep philosophical territory ... "If a > >tree grows from the SAX forest but there is no one there to see it, is > >it still a 'tree'????" <grin> > > Sometimes I want to treat it as a tree, sometimes I don't. As long as > no one tells me that it must be a tree, I don't really care. Seems > easier that way. Quite. In my current app I just get special graphs ('special' in the euphemistic sense - i.e. one who takes a lot more looking after). ---- http://dannyayers.com
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