A call for reason

Sean McGrath digitome at iol.ie
Mon Nov 29 10:19:25 GMT 1999

[Gavin Nichol]
>If you have a look at my posting of 11/15/99
>  http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/xml-dev-Nov-1999/0500.html
>you'll see that I basically agree with your logic. The point is that
>you don't really need to define a new syntax, but rather define the
>application conventions for using an existing syntax (ideally using
>a sophisticated schema mechanism as you suggest).
>Another way of looking at it would be to look at a stream of SAX
>events as tokens of a language. You want to constrain the grammar
>(the way the tokens can be organized), not the way the tokens
>are formed.
This is the tack I took in Pyxie. Pyxie is 
an open source XML processing library for
Python that is entirely based on a simple post-SAX notation
I call "PYX". PYX is essentially a stripped down ESIS.
The library is Open Source and will be available
at http://www.pyxiw.org after XML'99.


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