Re: Lx: compact syntax for XML
Norman Gray wrote: > Ah, but I don't want to make XML `quicker/faster' for the machines (the > other current thread here recognises that this is largely pointless in > the vast majority of cases). > > I just want to make XML (specifically XSLT and occasional RDF) easier to > read and write, and a bit easier for my editor to grok helpfully (and > yes, I do use psgml). > I think that Normal and I are on the same page about this. > Thomas Passin's python-like syntax is nice, too, and similarly > isomorphic to standard XML. The only difference is that Thomas's syntax > doesn't leap out of the page at me, whereas the lispish syntax does. > Thomas clearly does a lot more Python than I do, so maybe this is just a > matter of habits and training, but it's this sort of `visual > obviousness' that I'm after, that Lx has, and XML's angle brackets don't. > It's exactly the opposite for me :-), plus I don't have to count closing brackets. But to each his own, no need for those religous wars that sometimes break out. Cheers, Tom P
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