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Re: Doctypes, Declarations, and HTML Versions

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 11:37:24 -0400
Message-ID: <006101bf14c7$b249ed60$87acdccf@preferreduser>
To: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>, <75819671@it.ibm.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
> The difficultly of making an SGML parser is probably overblown.

having written parsers for both i can assure you that it is not!!

Writing a non-validating XML parser is quite simple. Also if you want a
validating parser there is a whole series of XML parsers that can be had for
the asking. Incorporating them in your soft ware takes no more than a few
lines of code.

frank
----- Original Message -----
From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>
To: <75819671@it.ibm.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: Doctypes, Declarations, and HTML Versions


> On Tue, 12 Oct 1999 75819671@it.ibm.com wrote:
>
> > The point is that XML is designed to be easily parsed by browsers, SGML
does
> > not.
>
> The difficultly of making an SGML parser is probably overblown.
>
> --
> Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
>        <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/~roconnor/>
> ``And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message''
> -- Anindita Dutta, ``The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy''
>
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