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Re: WML 2.0.1

Hello Denis!

On Tue, 23 May 2000, Denis Barbier wrote:
> i just uploaded WML 2.0.1

I've just downloaded and installed it :-)

To make some tests I've set up my system with wml 1.7.4, wml 2.0.0 and wml
2.0.1... (tnx for the hints doing this)

Short conclusion: I'm not happy with the current version :-( In my sense
the old MetaHTML grammer of the second pass is the best, you don't have to
take care of so much things...

>   * Undefined tags are now parsed like defined tags, it means that it is

IMO undefined tags shouldn't be parsed and altered at all. If there's a
mp4h command inside, this should be expanded as usual, but nothing else.

A tag ends with a right angle bracket - nested tags have to be possible
(of course).

>   * This implies that left angle brackets inside ePerl code must be
>     protected.

This shouldn't be necessary at all. I like WML because of its
transparency in the sense, that it leaves the files untouched where
there's no WML construct (especially in pass 1-4) - this philosophy has to
take place in all passes! 

So, therefore I've the following suggestion: let's us speak about the
grammar of mp4h before producing three other versions in sequence with
changing syntax...

This will also simplify the job of Denis Barbier who has to check all the
include files before publishing a new version.

What do you think about it?

Greetings from Spain,


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