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From Eric Hodges <harmo...@swbell.net>
Subject Is XML simple? (was Re: Yet Another Xerces/Xalan question)
Date Thu, 02 Mar 2000 01:29:54 GMT
I think XML is simple.  If you ignore all the other stuff (DTDs, XMLSchema,
XPath, XSL-T, etc.)  XML can be defined with a trivial grammar.  The idea
itself is pretty obvious to anyone that's spent much time converting
different data comm protocols.  Encoding the schema along with the data was
an idea I helped implement at a major check verification company 7 or 8
years ago.

I think Arnaud  Le Hors may have hit the nail on the head with his post on
this topic.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Pogue" <mpogue@apache.org>
To: <general@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: Yet Another Xerces/Xalan question


> Who said that XML (as defined by the W3C) is simple?  :-)
>
> Mike
>
> > Eric Hodges wrote:

> > The philosophical question:  If XML is so simple, why is DOM so
complicated?



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