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From Robert Burrell Donkin <RobertDon...@appleonline.net>
Subject Re: ecs2 (generating attributes)
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2001 21:04:23 GMT


Jon Stevens wrote:

> on 4/11/01 1:40 PM, "Robert Burrell Donkin" <RobertDonkin@appleonline.net>
> wrote:
>
> > i've been thinking (a bad habit, i know)...
> >
> > maybe some of the legwork could be replaced by code generation, at least
> > for those packages with DTDs (eg html, xhtml, wml).
> > i'm pretty sure that texan could be extended to allow velocity scripting
> > of schema elements (eg. attributes and elements).
> >
> > whilst this wouldn't remove the need for hand-coding, it might make
> > things a little easier.
> >
> > is this worth looking into - or is it a red herring?
> >
> > - robert
>
> Nope. I think it is a great idea.
>
> It isn't a matter of extending texen, it is a matter of providing an
> implementation of texen that provides this functionality. :-)
>

yeh... should probably have said - 'subclassing'.
i was thinking about reading in the schema (xerces will do DTD->schema
convertion)
and putting it into the context. this should require a simple torque-style
subclass of texan.

- robert


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