[REBOL] Re: REBOL and XML
From: bry:itnisk at: 20-Mar-2003 13:23
>How should such a datatype behave?
Am not sure as to a datatype for an xml instance being useful, if there
were such a thing it would probably be related to the infoset:
It seems to me that if there were to be an xml datatype there would
actually be at least two: one for well-formed xml and one for malformed
xml. So two markup datatypes.
Load a html page, check datatype, if badMarkup run markup cleaner
function if goodMarkup call xhtml-browser.r with html page. And so
However I think that having a datatype for an xml instance itself is not
too useful. The xml specification has a number of basic 'xml' datatypes
An ID could be considered as an xml datatype, an entity another,
anything in the xml: namespace is generally discussed as being an xml
Am going to eat lunch now but I would like to discuss more on this
issue. As an aside there has been a recent thread on xml-dev on how
insufficient most XML-APIs are for dealing well with xml, which I don't
think is necessarily so, however as this is an area for widespread
dissatisfaction if rebol were to provide a credible way of handling xml
it could help spur an influx of very smart people to the community.