YML: A Grand Unification of SAX and DOM? (fwd)

Clark C. Evans clark.evans at manhattanproject.com
Sat Dec 4 19:01:35 GMT 1999

Don's examples didn't demonstrate recursion, 
and this is the meat of the proposal.

On Sat, 4 Dec 1999, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> From: Don Park <donpark at docuverse.com> 
> > <element>
> >  <pocket:attributes>
> >    <att>
> >      <ch>val</ch>
> >    </att>
> >  </pocket:attributes>
> >  <pocket:children>
> >    <foo>
> >      <pocket:text>bar</pocket:text>
> >    </foo>
> >  </pocket:children>
> ></element>
> Compare to XML less RSI-inducing
>     <pocket ch="val"><foo>bar</foo></pocket>
> Note that the XSL pattern to find the attribute ch of element
> pocket is  "pocket/@ch"  for the XML but 
> "element/pocket:children/../pocket:attributes/att/ch"
> for the alleged SML. It could be said that one could use
> "element/pocket:attributes/att/ch"  but then there is the
> validation possibility where the pocket:attributes elements
> are made part of some other element. 

Yet another reason for the distinction being set
at the syntax level, as it currently is with XML.

;) Clark

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