[E-Lang] Minimal-XML (was: Draft Kernel-E DTD & Sketch of translationto debuggable Java)
Jonathan S. Shapiro
Thu, 28 Sep 2000 16:34:13 -0400
> Does this mean you have found something readable by the XML folks that
> explains these distinctions? And that you found their distinctions
That's a joke, right?
No, I haven't found anything terribly useful here. In my own XML work,
however, I have found the following "slice" useful:
1. tags describe the semantics of the information
2. attributes describe the format of the information.
In PCMS, for example, the tag name is always the name of the member variable
with one exception, which is the "root" tag name at the top of the file. The
root tag describes where in the scheme the content "starts." Every tag has
attributes describing the value. Thus:
<branchTrueName ty="str" len="8">Hi there</branchTrueName>
Sigh. Out of time. More later.
Meanwhile, can somebody comment on what the object serialization stuff in
UML does? That's probably the most widely known model to follow on this