Declarative Extensions of XML Languages

Simon Thompson, Peter R King, Patrick Schmitz

ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, DocEng 2007, August 2007, pp 89-91.


We present a set of XML language extensions that bring notions from functional programming to web authors, extending the power of declarative modelling for the web. Our previous work discussed expressions and user-defined events. In this paper, we discuss how one may extend XML by adding definitions and parameterization; complex data and data types; and reactivity, events and continuous "behaviours". We consider these extensions in the light of World Wide Web Consortium standards, and illustrate their utility by a variety of use cases.


XML, behaviour, data type, declarative, event, functional, type

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