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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: File-tpye plug-in architecture for Arch?

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: File-tpye plug-in architecture for Arch?
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 17:35:34 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Tupshin Harper <address@hidden>

    > Absolutely not, unfortunately. I would certainly prefer a validation 
    > language that was. I'm not trying to make any grand claims that XSDs 
    > could be proven to validate to arbitrary domain specificity any 
    > conceivable format restriction. In fact, the opposite claim is fairly 
    > easy to prove. All I'm saying is that, for practical purposes, XSDs are 
    > powerful enough to restrict a reasonable domain problem (like office 
    > document representation) such that any conforming XML file that is not 
    > handled by the application can reasonably be considered a bug in either 
    > the application or in the XSD. This should be considered particularly 
    > true since the OO xml format is destined to be a cross-application 
    > interoperability format.

I see little to nothing that XML contributes here that a few non-XML
LR(1) grammars couldn't do as well or better.

But at any rate, we have some document.  Two people edit it.  We want
to make a nice friendly way to merge their changes -- one that doesn't
require programming or XML or other programmer-level expertise.

_That_ is (most of) the interesting problem and this thread has worked
very hard at not talking about it.


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