[REBOL] Re: XML / dialects
From: brett:codeconscious at: 9-Jan-2002 8:13
Thanks for your reply.
> That way (depending on the complexity of the interface) a View layout
> be exported and transformed into Flash, HTML, or some other interface
That could be interesting, but was not my intention.
> Reading XML in would ideally be handled in a very OO way. Unfortunately
> fortunately) this seems to be the best way to manage things... You would
> end up with an object that represents your XML within REBOL. Elements
> be accessed using the standard REBOL path nomenclature
Gavin has provided code along these lines already. I actually wanted to
point out via the example the opposite. That if you had a VID layout in XML,
you would definitely not want to handle it in an OO way. You would want to
receive a VID block.
> For example:
> <person gender="male">
I'd like to see
[person male "Porter" "Woodward"]
or something else dialectical. Of course a grammar is implied here - but
should be part of the process.
> person: to-xml-object read %person.xml
> print person/firstname ==> Porter
> print person/gender ==> male
Gavin called it "xml-to-object". Have a look at:
I'd like to see the expressivity of XML brought up to Rebol not Rebol's
expressivity brought down to the level of XML.
But I appear to be seriously out-of-step with everyone else! :)