RE: RE: Take 2 - How do you replace comments from XML?
Thanks. btw, by strange coincidence I just saw some other .Net config files for the first time (this time Web.config), as details on "Server Error in '/' Application." http://auto.search.msn.com/response.asp?MT=y2net.net&srch=5&prov=&utf8 > -----Original Message----- > From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@s...] > Sent: 06 March 2003 16:56 > To: xml-dev@l... > Subject: RE: RE: Take 2 - How do you replace comments from > XML? > > > danny666@v... (Danny Ayers) writes: > >I'm curious Simon (or anyone) about how you would go about improving > >the representation of keys & values (or modelling when the solution > >seems to suggest keys & values). > > Most of the key/value situations I've seen have fixed sets of keys, or > at least as fixed as most markup vocabularies. > > So instead of: > > <add key="a" value="1"/> > <add key="b" value="2"/> > > I'd prefer something like: > > <add> > <a>1</a> > <b>2</b> > </add> > > Even where the keys aren't fixed, I still prefer this model. It leaves > open the prospect of structured values, which are pretty common in the > hashmaps I work with, and it's not that much harder to process. > > It's harder to write a schema for this if you're one of those people who > insist on nailing everything to the floor, but I guess I have little > sympathy for those folks. If the information is flexible, the schema > should keep up, and hiding structure in attribute values seems like a > lousy hack given XML's focus on labeled structures. > > But hey, if it's just a serialization, why should anyone care? > > -- > Simon St.Laurent > Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets > Errors, errors, all fall down! > http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.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> >
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