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Re: XML representation of regular expressions
Date: 11/16/2003 8:22:00 PM
In article <eoCtb.401422$6C4.268056@pd7tw1no>, Scott Zuyderduyn <scottzed@h...> wrote: % "Patrick TJ McPhee" <ptjm@i...> wrote in message % news:bp37s9$o76$2@n...... % > Even the XML schemas spec resisted the temptation to do this, in favour % > of a compact format. % described in XML? And regular expressions can be so arcane, an XML based % representation might actually be more easily understood if it was done % properly. I can understand in the context of having reasonably compact XML % Schemas, but it's still a surprise to me that I couldn't find a "mainstream" % regex spec. I'm not disagreeing with you. My feeling is that the schema working group had no interest in creating a reasonably compact xml representation for schemas, so my guess is that if they didn't take it on, nobody has. It may be just a matter of time. It seems like there are a lot of people expressing context-free grammars in XML. -- Patrick TJ McPhee East York Canada ptjm@i...