[rdfweb-dev] Re: bio:olb --- text or hypertext?
wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 5 17:43:24 UTC 2003
> | Regardless of whether it's right or not, we're trying to transport
> | user entered text embedded in XML. Whenever we do that we face this
> | issue. As developer's we get to choose whether to strip tags, but even
> | that can get exceedingly hard some times, as in Dan's example.
> I understand. But I think we should set user expections that elements
> are either text (no markup!) or markup (use XML!) and not this odd
> mixture of both where some layers see it as text and others see it as
The realities are that tools prepping content are not capable of effectively
guaranteeing that the data inserted into the contents of an element are properly
constructed to be well-formed and valid XML. As a result compromises have been
made that allow effective use of 99.9% of XML's goodness. That that .1%
(figuratively speaking) is the hard part and, for a great many applications,
entirely unnecessary. Yes, it would be 'better' if they got it right. A lot of
things in life could be better... if only...
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