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[REBOL] Re: XML support in Rebol

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 20-Dec-2004 7:06

Interesting comments, thanks Peter. I seriously dislike XML for many of the things it is being used for -- too many people taking it beyond its core competence and producing unpleasant architectures based on hierarchical data structures. But for what it is for -- basically a universal form of data exchange -- it's a million times better than its predecessor, which was, essentially CSV files. REBOL has native, natural, and elegant handling for CSV -- simply use parse. But for XML, REBOL is still in the 20th Century. Which is curious. Because REBOL is a messaging language. And XML is increasingly the lingua franca for messages. Sunanda.