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From Tony Collen <colle...@umn.edu>
Subject Re: [RT] The perfect repository might be just under your eyes
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2003 18:49:35 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

<snip-cool-stuff/>

> changes the content of the node! right from the command line. You can 
> use symlinks to share content between your document!!! you can have ACL 
> at the node level!!! just write an xgrep and you are able to do xpath 
> searches from the command line! just add an XML parser and you are able 
> to do something like
> 
> cat xhtml.dtd > /document/@schema
> 
> and when you save your stuff as /document, the file system will trigger 
> an error if the file is not valid!
> 
> Imagine all the stuff that you can do with this! and the file system can 
> be journalled, offer node-level transactional capabilities, you name it! 
> at right into the OS. fast fast fast!

This is all really cool.. the only thing is that it assumes that all files are XML.  The obvious

question is what happens when you try to do an xpath expression on a file that is not XML.
 Perhaps 
the filesystem module would know enough to check for <?xml version="1.0"?> ?

Lots of potential though :)  Maybe you could tie a service to a virtual device.  Like /dev/xupdate

or /dev/xalan, and output to STDOUT?

Just rattling off goofy ideas.

Tony


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