[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Fixing what's broke

  • From: "Pete Cordell" <petexmldev@codalogic.com>
  • To: "Michael Kay" <mike@saxonica.com>,<xml-dev@l...>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:23:09 -0000

Re:  Fixing what's broke
Original Message From: "Michael Kay"

>> So I'd suggest doing something like:
>> <Book:Book>
>> <Book:Author>John Grisham</>
>> <Book:Title>The Case of the Hidden Claw</>
>> </Book:Book>
>> where the short, single valued elements have a truncated end tag, and the 
>> complex element has a normal end tag.
> I just drafted and then deleted a post that proposed the same thing. 
> Deleted it because I wasn't happy about what happens when you try to 
> italicize a word inside <p>A plain text paragraph</>.

I was viewing short end tags and regular end tags as inter-changeable and at 
the discretion of the person/machine creating the XML.  So you could get:

<p>A plain <i>text</> paragraph</>

or even:

<p>A plain <i>text</i> paragraph</>

or the creator could decide to do:

<p>A plain <i>text</> paragraph</p>

In much the same way as the creator gets to choose how the XML is laid out 
(maybe aimed at enhancing readability or compactness) the creator can choose 
which sorts of end tags to use where.

Pete Cordell
Codalogic Ltd
Interface XML to C++ the easy way using C++ XML
data binding to convert XSD schemas to C++ classes.
Visit http://codalogic.com/lmx/ or http://www.xml2cpp.com
for more info

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.

Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.