Re: Xqueeze: Compact XML Alternative (revised)
On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 12:55:45 +0530 Tahir Hashmi wrote: Hello all! This is to announce a revision in Xqueeze grammar that includes the following changes: 1) Ability to parse arbitrary documents without schema 2) Processing Instructions, Namespace declarations and prefixes 3) Support for inline DTDs This revision is still in draft form since the reference implementation doesn't reflect the above changes but I hope to implement these soon. You may download the specification from http://xqueeze.sourceforge.net/xqueeze-specs-draft.pdf (The document is also significantly better written this time, I hope!) The ability to parse arbitrary documents without the knowledge of schema is an important one since this allows a parser to report the structure of the document and all of the data contained inside to the calling application. xqML Processors can thus have an extra stage of operation - substitution - that sits between parsing and validation. This gives an application the option to operate with string substitutions done with the help of a data dictionary (Xqueeze Association) as well as symbols, without any substitutions. This may be useful for applications that work with fairly stable schema so that they can code their logic in terms of symbols. I intend to preserve this ability in all the future revisions of Xqueeze specification. The other issues I'd try to address are: - data types: fundamental data-types recognizable by the parser without referring to schema - random access Thanks -- Tahir Hashmi (VSE, NCST) http://staff.ncst.ernet.in/tahir tahir AT ncst DOT ernet DOT in We, the rest of humanity, wish GNU luck and Godspeed
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