Implications of Regular Fragmentations
Giving regular expressions a role in XML
We need more Perl hackers. Okay, this is Java, but regular fragmentations need developers with regex experience. XML in some ways represented a text format regular expressions can't process reliably, but combining XML parsing with regex processing offers a powerful combination.
Lexical not necessarily the enemy
A substantial body of XML best practices discussion has held other (non-markup) lexical forms in something near contempt. Regular fragmentations promises something of a reconciliation, making it simpler to treat lexical and markup notation as equals.
"Markup supremacy" - in which angle-brackets are the only acceptable markup - may have to come to an end.
Making processing more generic
There's less need for tools beyond SAX and applications support when the lexical processing is blurred with the markup.
Regular Fragmentations could prove useful for creating multiple markup renditions from a single base document which uses lexical conventions. It won't be auto-magic markup by any stretch of the imagination, however.
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