RE: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd b e
Jeff.Lowery@c... (Jeff Lowery) writes: >Actually, CDATA and entities had completely escaped my mind, because >I spend more time developing XML formats for data records: >fine-grained, atomic, local, and datatyped. Sure, that doesn't rule >out the possibility of CDATA or entity occurrences, but using them >would be an exercise in silliness for the types of documents I've been >parsing lately. I'm currently writing code for selectively inserting and removing CDATA sections from documents, largely because a a certain data-centric piece of software insists on adding them any time I try to use markup in its fields. It is an exercise in silliness, but sometimes that silliness comes from the data side. >Nonetheless, regex is perfectly suitable for parsing XML in narrow, >provincial, tightly constrained and content-controlled circumstances. > >Now, I ask you, ... is that too much to expect? I don't think it is. >The problem with the >world today is that it's just too darn liberally parameterized. With no warning of the parameters, either. Makes me miss the SGML Declaration.... -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org
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