Scripting and XML

David Megginson ak117 at
Mon Oct 20 03:10:30 BST 1997

Simeon Simeonov writes:


 > This is a good direction. However, I see a potential inconvenience
 > for scripts that directly modify the document. Embedded scripts
 > implicitly identify the part of the document they operate on with
 > their position.  External scripts will have to explicitly specify
 > the part they operate on.

Not necessarily -- the linking can go either way.  The document itself
may contain markup selecting the code (as in my earlier example), or
the code may select part of the document to work on (say, by using an
ID or a treeloc).

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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