Re: element content

Subject: Re: element content
From: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 17:21:43 -0600
At 01:58 PM 10/26/98 -0500, Norman Walsh wrote:
>| You have received several useful answers, but I have a question, for
>| you or for anybody else...
>| How do you decide between using (data (current-node)) and using
>| (process-children) to get the character data?
>I generally try to avoid (data) unless I really need the content
>in a string (to stuff it in an attribute in the SGML back end,
>to print it in an error message, to shift it to upper/lower
>case, etc.).
>Since you lose all internal markup with (data),
>(process-children) usually seems like a better choice...

And you can always use a separate mode if you want to do transforms on the
character data itself.


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W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer
ISOGEN International Corp.
2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75202.  214.953.0004

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