[plt-scheme] XML and Programming

From: MJ Ray (markj+0111 at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Sun Sep 8 14:05:04 EDT 2002

Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> Expiring email is pretty dangerous...

It's the only way to keep sane.  Save what you want and let the rest get
expired.  In most cases, you can find it again in archives.

> Yes it does change the defeault.  No, I don't think it's arrogant in
> this context -- as HTML is itself going to a case sensitive direction,
> these things will start to matter.  Yes, it is already mentioned in
> the doc.

HTML may have made way for the case-sensitive xhtml, but all the tags are
lower-case, aren't they?  Personally, I have a sneaking suspicion that
case-sensitivity is The Right Thing, but changing the system default from
inside a module is sneaky.

> It is most likely not what you think.  Use Google.

I used a DMOZ site.  No, it wasn't, but I thought the world had almost given
up all hope of proving programs?  The sites don't really give me much
insight and I find them rather hard to read.

> I was talking about Nuprl, and the fact that adding a `quote' term
> would be a huge change.

Are you sure it would be needed and if so, are you sure it isn't a defect of
Nuprl?  It seems quite tightly bound to ML.  I'd be happy to be wrong.

> [...] What disturbed me was that SXML uses an additional mechanism for
> transformations, which I couldn't fit in.  Now, I see how the two ways can
> live together.

Indeed.  I think you mean SSAX not SXML and "offers" not "uses".  You can do
many very nice things with SXML.  In fact, I'm not entirely sure why your
macros couldn't generate SXML instead of (obsolete) HTML.  Did I miss


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