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New XML murders relational normalization thinking
The Buchanian navigationalists are trying to ressurrect themselves using XML and OOP to pull their rotting corpses from the cold, damp 1960's ground.
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New Web pages aren't meant to be relational
I'm building a program to check the general level of "wrongness" of the html in a web page. The formal definition of this is a DTD from the W3C. I've got a nifty parser built that seems to successfully build a DOM out of even the most hideous html and diagnoses things like unclosed tags and such as it goes. This gets me the general structural-ness stuff.

But for things like "you can't follow a table tag with a form tag" I'll have to go to the DTD. Turning a DTD into a useful data structure in memory has proven to be bloody challenging (although I think I just cracked it a couple minutes ago).



"Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"   --Mark Twain

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."   --Albert Einstein

"This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses."   --George W. Bush
New and it shows
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     Anybody ever parsed a DTD? - (tuberculosis) - (12)
         Not in polite company. -NT - (pwhysall) - (1)
             ICLRPD: Not in polite company. (new thread) - (Steve Lowe)
         I've parsed RTF - (warmachine) - (2)
             ya gotta start somewhere :-) -NT - (SpiceWare)
             I'm sorry! - (Steve Lowe)
         Yup - (drewk) - (3)
             XML murders relational normalization thinking - (tablizer) - (2)
                 Web pages aren't meant to be relational - (tuberculosis) - (1)
                     and it shows -NT - (tablizer)
         DTD is an old muddled standard - (ChrisR) - (2)
             And to make it extra fun - (tuberculosis) - (1)
                 Well, they did label it as Transitional... - (ChrisR)

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