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RE: SD5 - Namespaces

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 07:58:46 -0700
Message-ID: <7BB61B44F197D011892800805FD4F792A4BFC2@RED-03-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
I don't have any prejudice here.  I simply asked someone who has worked
on two XML parsers, and his report was that, at least for the recursive
descent parsers he has written, extra characters means means extra
complexity means extra code.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	gtn@eps.inso.com [SMTP:gtn@eps.inso.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, May 22, 1997 6:42 AM
> To:	Andrew Layman
> Cc:	sjd@kirk.mit.edu; w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> Subject:	RE: SD5 - Namespaces
> 
> >I just asked several parser writers about the implementation
> difficulty
> >of single versus double colons.  They said that single are easier and
> >will lead to simpler, smaller parsers.
> 
> I find that somewhat questionable. At most this would require one
> more lookahead (though colon currently isn't a name character, so
> it probably doesn't even mean that).
Received on Thursday, 22 May 1997 10:58:50 UTC

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