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Jotting on parsers for SGML-family document languages: SGML, HTML, XML #5 - Collapsing bubbles

By Rick Jelliffe
September 10, 2009

Collapsing bubbles. Converting a DTD with tag omission to a regular grammar. Needing the stack for less. Term rewriting.On the fly addition of rules. Are SGML-family documents trees? SGML as a centre of gravity no more?

Weak validation using hash codes

By Rick Jelliffe
September 7, 2009

High performance gateways are a potential use case for efficient weak validation systems.

Jotting on parsers for SGML-family document languages: SGML, HTML, XML #4 - Some links to research

By Rick Jelliffe
September 6, 2009

We seem to be getting to the stage of finally having several credible candidates for language class that can cope with SGML-family systems.

Jotting on parsers for SGML-family document languages: SGML, HTML, XML #3 - Putting it together more

By Rick Jelliffe
September 6, 2009

Now by now you may be saying Rick, are you really saying that SGML can only be described by some kind of seven-level grammar? Zut alors! And HTML and XML too?

Jotting on parsers for SGML-family document languages: SGML, HTML, XML #2 - Stateless semicoroutines may be convenient

By Rick Jelliffe
September 5, 2009

Here is Melvin Conway's foundation point from his 1963 paper defining coroutines: "That property of the design which makes it amenable to many segment configurations is its separability."

Jotting on parsers for SGML-family document languages: SGML, HTML, XML - You say automata and I say automata

By Rick Jelliffe
August 30, 2009

But it is no use me sitting here complaining that people are saying "drop SGML" without even knowing what it is they are dropping. So I thought I'd make some little diagrams roughly scoping a basic machine for SGML family parsers.


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