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Re: RS/RE, again (sorry)

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 16:54:28 -0500
Message-Id: <199612122154.QAA03305@nathaniel.ebt>
To: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>It is even more than that...it is the idea of having pretty-printing 
>whitespace be something that is handled by the application *at
>all*. That's out of whack with most people's understanding of a
>parser's job. C++ parsers don't return "whitespace nodes" between
>tokens that the C++ "back end" must detect and delete.

Then again, we aren't talking about C++ are we? We're talking about a
markup language for text. A language that doesn't have delimiters
around strings... 

We seem to be confusing parsing XML, and parsing the grammar defined
by the DTD is you ask me...
Received on Thursday, 12 December 1996 17:03:21 EST

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