Blackstone and XML Validation

I just received an e-mail asking me to clarify a statement I had made about XML support in Blackstone, a statement that was apparently misconstrued in being repeated.
No, I did not say that CFML would become an XML language that would need to validate as well-formed XML. That would not be a good thing.
What I did say is that we are planning XML validation in Blackstone. In other words, the ability to take an XML object or text and validate it against a schema or DTD. Imagine a XMLValidate(xml, schema) function, or something like that. At least, that is what is planned, but no promises. Yet. 🙂

3 responses to “Blackstone and XML Validation”

  1. Alex Sherwood Avatar
    Alex Sherwood

    For the love of God, make this happen!
    And see what you can do about making the error reporting a little more "readable" than the standard Xerces validation error messages! (assuming MACR uses Xerces for the validation engine).
    Thanks, Ben!
    P.S. You losing weight? 😉

  2. Qasim Rasheed Avatar
    Qasim Rasheed

    How about adding XML as a type for <cffunction>, <cfargument>, <cfparam> tags?

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