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Tuesday, March 18, 2003

XML and regexp

Jon Udell writes about text, code, data, and XML. Like Tim Bray, another software master, Ward Cunningham, uses simple regexps to parse HTML tables in his fabulous FIT test framework.

While we're at it, Wiki syntax itself is Ward's answer to the complexity of HTML (XML). With FIT he invented a simple table notation for Wiki.

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I'm usually writing from my favorite location on the planet, the pacific northwest of the u.s. I write for myself only and unless otherwise specified my posts here should not be taken as representing an official position of my employer. Contact me at my gee mail account, username patrickdlogan.