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Re: [OT] XML

* Ivan Shmakov <oneingray@gmail.com>, 2012-11-26, 14:32:
Seriously, XML takes a lot of concerns off an application programmer. It provides quoting, arbitrary hierarchical structure, support for different encodings, etc. Why, don't you think that $ grep '[[:lower:]]' FILE is ever supposed to work? For surely it isn't: grep has no way to know the encoding of the input file, and relies on the locale instead. On the contrary, XML allows for the encoding to be specified explicitly via a processing instruction. And then, there's XPath, which takes the input dataset structure into account.

How do you search for a lowercase letter in XPath?

Jakub Wilk

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