Re: Re: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he 'd be
> From: "Uche Ogbuji" <uche.ogbuji@f...> > > > Bill de hÃ?"ra Wrote: > > >> If you use tools that manipulate in the "value space", then obtain the > >> lexical representation that risk goes away. > > > Bingo. Thus my 'impedance mismatch" and "error prone" comments. ... So my > > incredulous reaction was not because I haven't heard this claim of "regex > > first", but because it seems amazing to me that this would come from Tim. > > What if Tim's data is just strings: where the value space can* be the lexical space? Of course you can construct all sorts of corner cases in which the value space and the lexical space overlap significantly, but this is not the usual case by any stretch in my experience, so it would seem to be that Tim's championing of regexen should have been surrounded by bright flashing lights pointing out the limitatons of the technique. There were no such distinctions made in the article, thus my complaint. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Use internal references in XML vocabularies - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerw orks/xml/library/x-tipvocab.html Universal Business Language (UBL) - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/l ibrary/x-think16.html EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238 Use rdf:about and rdf:ID effectively in RDF/XML - http://www-106.ibm.com/develo perworks/xml/library/x-tiprdfai.html Keep context straight in XSLT - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/libra ry/x-tipcurrent.html Using SAX for Proper XML Output - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/03/12/py-xml.ht ml SAX filters for flexible processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml /library/x-tipsaxflex.html
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