[plt-scheme] Re: SXML vs. Xexpr

From: Neil W. Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri Feb 18 13:54:31 EST 2005

Arend P. van der Veen <apvanderveen at att.net> writes:
> We are currently using Xexprs to develop cgi-bin programs.  I am 
> considering converting to SXML.
> Does anybody have any comments on the benefits of converting to SXML?

I use SXML (and HtmlPrag's slight variation, SHTML) everywhere, mainly
because that's where most of the XML-in-Scheme action is right now.

I wouldn't be surprised if most of the prominent tools not yet using
SXML decide they've been Betamax'd, and migrate to SXML.

By the way, the unreleased HtmlPrag 0.13alpha permits HTML character
entity references to be encoded in SHTML as special "&" elements, like:

    (& "nbsp")
    (& 151)

I believe SXML wants the characters to be literal in Unicode strings,
but SHTML accomodates people like me, who are mired in ASCII backwaters.

If anyone has urgent need of HtmlPrag 0.13, email me and I'll prepare a
release this weekend.

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