Re: (dsssl) Re: The Future of DSSSL

Subject: Re: (dsssl) Re: The Future of DSSSL
From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 17:20:33 +0000
On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 10:51:54AM -0600, Brandon Ibach wrote:
>    Some minor modifications to SP to support basic XML parsing seem
> like a reasonable step, but SP is an *SGML* parser.  It has extensive
> support for a broad range of features that are utterly irrelevant to
> XML.  Conversely, there are *XML* parsers out there that support
> namespaces and schemas, which are utterly irrelevant to SGML.
>    So, why not build a DSSSL engine that can interface to multiple
> grove builders?  You can have an SP-based grove builder for SGML
> documents, and a grove builder based on an XML parser, complete with
> support for namespaces and schemas, for XML documents.
>    Doesn't this seem like a more attractive approach?

OK, I understand you now. Thats fine, then, if the grove builder
is different for XML and SGML. Luckily, we have excellent
XML parsers to hand already which could be pressed into service -
the libxml2 one seems an obvious contender (except that it doesnt
do schema yet).

I have to agree, however, that all of this doesn't look like
a student project. it doesnt have enough research, for a start,
its just a lot of blamed hard work

Sebastian Rahtz      OUCS Information Manager
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