Re: Jade and hyperdocuments

Subject: Re: Jade and hyperdocuments
From: James Clark <jjc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 18:33:38 +0700
At 10:42 22/04/97 -0400, David Megginson wrote:
>As far as I can
>tell by reading the source, Jade is entirely capable of dealing with
>multiple groves already, except that someone would need to write a
>class to build the grove.

The parser and grove builder are indeed perfectly capable of dealing with
multiple groves already.  However the style language engine assumes in
several places that it's dealing with a single grove. For example, when
parsing element construction rules, it normalizes the GIs using the concrete
syntax of the grove.  If there can be multiple groves (with potentially
different concrete syntaxes), this technique cannot be used.  The stuff
relating to cross-referencing/linking in the backends also assumes a single


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