XML processing instruction survey
cox_andy at bah.com
Thu Dec 2 16:13:43 GMT 1999
One example of "real-world" PI usage can be found in the W3C Recommendation
"Associating Style Sheets with XML documents" .
I have also seen them used in the Apache Cocoon project .
 http://java.apache.org/cocoon/ (soon http://xml.apache.org/cocoon)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xml-dev at ic.ac.uk [mailto:owner-xml-dev at ic.ac.uk]On Behalf Of
> Hunter, David
> Sent: Thursday, 02 December 1999 10:56 AM
> To: 'XML Dev'
> Subject: RE: XML processing instruction survey
> From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray at textuality.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 9:57 PM
> > It's not really designed for people. It's mostly designed for use
> > by the XML processor to help figure out the encoding and make
> > sure that
> > this is really XML.
> > I'd think that using it at the application level would be not only
> > uncommon but probably unwise. I'd be interested to hear any positive
> > responses to the query. -T.
> As would I. I'm currently writing YAXB (Yet Another XML Book), and I'm
> finding myself hard-pressed to come up with intelligent examples of where
> PIs might be useful.
> The XML Declaration I have no problem with, but PIs...
> David Hunter
> david.hunter at mobileq.com
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