Why XML data typing is hard
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Fri Dec 4 17:54:26 GMT 1998
Joel Bender wrote:
> How about a new layer between XML and the application? The layer (a)
> filters SAX-like 'messages' (function/procedure calls) from the parser to
> the application and applies patterns to data as necessary, generating new
Did you say "filters SAX"? Head to my web page (see below) to get
hold of a useful framework.
> or (b) can be applied to a DOM implementation to check the
> validity of a document more completely.
Also on that page: DOMParser, which walks a DOM and generates
SAX events from it.
> I assume that date formats have even more variations than numbers, at least
> until there is agreement on a stardate!
Actually ISO 8601 is slowly gaining on its competitors, and has a
good chance of winning.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
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