Re: XML's Scylla and Charybdis - parse and regexp
At 11:31 AM 4/1/2003 -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote: >jonathan.robie@d... (Jonathan Robie) writes: > >Is faithful lexical round-tripping an important goal? If so, why? > > > >If the Information Set says that there is no distinction between <foo > >"a"/> and <foo 'a'/>, why should I work hard to preserve the > >distinction? > >I don't much care whether you preserve the distinction, or what the >Information Set has to say. You're quite welcome to your own normalized >(impoverished?) perspective. > >I care about my own particular problems, and find it very strange that >so few people have worked at solving them in a generic way. I wasn't so much asking whether faithful lexical round-tripping is an important goal for me, I think I know the answer to that question. I was more interested in asking why this is important to you, and which problems you are solving for which such distinctions are significant. Jonathan
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