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Re: XML interchange

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Date: 13 Mar 1997 20:00:12 +0000 (GMT)
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <199703132000.UAA00418@curia.ucc.ie>
At 16:47 12/03/97 -0600, Len Bullard wrote:
>Paul Grosso wrote:
>> 
>> Several of us were talking yesterday at the GCA XML conference
>> about the fact that one of the biggest problems with SGML is
>> still with what's supposed to be one of its key goals: interchange.
>
>With the caveat that it is actually easy to interchange an SGML 
>document;  it is hard to interchange all the other pieces needed 
>by the application that processes it.  It isn't hard to package it; 
>it's hard to know what goes in the package.  

Couldn't some parser author add an option to spit out a list of
the filenames used in parsing an instance? Say nsgmls -Z produces

   teisgml.dec
   foo.sgml
   teifpi2.ent
   ...
   tei2.dtd
   teicore2.dtd
   ...
   isolat1.ent
   
(complete paths where relevant) in a form you could pipe into tar or zip?
Or a list of the FPIs instead/as well?

///Peter
Received on Thursday, 13 March 1997 15:07:29 UTC

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