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Re: Wikipedia on XML

  • From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@ibiblio.org>
  • To: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 09:34:10 -0700

Re:  Wikipedia on XML
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Robert Koberg<rob@koberg.com> wrote:

> How do you get/set a start or end tag in an XML context? Do you?

You don't. Getting and setting are concepts of some programming
languages. They are not concepts that are relevant to XML as XML. They
are not concepts that are relevant to XML as XML.

> In a DOM (W3, XOM, dom4j, etc) or transformation language (like XSL or
> Xquery), there is no concept of a start or end tag. The only place a start
> or end tag comes into play is in a SAX style. There they are events that can
> be consumed or emitted.

They aren't in SAX either. The events are named startElement and
endElement for good reason.

-- 
Elliotte Rusty Harold
elharo@ibiblio.org


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