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Re: [LONG][RFC] WML 2.0.0, quotes and tags

On Sat, 20 May 2000, Denis Barbier wrote:

> 4. What must be changed?
> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> I agree with your bug reports, it is a very bad idea to have different
> behaviours depending whether tags are defined or not.
> Of course it is easy to consider that unknown tags are simple tags, this
> will fix
>     <ifeq 0 0 <img src="foo.png" alt="">>
> But it breaks
>     <: print "<img src=\"" . $file . "\" alt=\"" . $alt ."\">"; :>
> And even worse, consider
>     <: print <<EOT;
>     Hey, how to finish this pseudo EOT tag?
>     EOT
>     :>
> In fact i focused my view on these last topics, to ease mixing ePerl and
> mp4h, but i did not realize that this syntax was confusing.
> Now that the problem is clearly (?) expressed, it should be solved
> quickly ;-)

Okay, I understand the problem now, but I still hate the syntax.
Wouldn't it be better to completely change the syntax of <ifeq> like

<ifeq this="0" that="0">

The <else> tag is optional.  This looks much more like HTML and it
should be easier to cascade multiple <ifeq> constructs.  Similar
syntax for <ifneq> and <if> (the latter seems to be near to the <when>

I don't know, whether this can be easily implemented, but it sounds
much more intuitive to use to me than the cascading of quotes and
quoted quotes.  Instead of this we have a syntax similar to the
<table> tag here.



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