[REBOL] Re: XML comments >> implications for R3
From: ale870:g:mail at: 11-Sep-2007 7:33
Do you know if Isn't there any DLL (or .a lib) to be used from Rebol to
fully parse XML using DOM or SAX style?
On 9/10/07, bryan rasmussen <rasmussen.bryan-gmail.com> wrote:
> well I basically gave rebol up because I have to do XML related tasks
> all day long. If Rebol had hooks to the LibXML, LibXSL libraries
> http://xmlsoft.org/ all these problems with using XML in the language
> disappear. I don't want to get in a flame war about it, but this is my
> basic requirement, and that there are other languages that provide my
> basic requirement out of the box means that I go with them (not libxml
> integration but XML/Namespaces/XPath/XSL-T/DOM/Streaming API of some
> sort). I'm also something of an anomaly among working programmers
> because I am luckily allowed to choose languages suitable to tasks -
> most of the time at any rate.
> Best Regards,
> Bryan Rasmussen
> On 9/10/07, Ed O'Connor <edoconnor-gmail.com> wrote:
> > If the Rebol community grows significantly, the technical problems
> > between XML and Rebol can probably be solved.
> > Rebol has issues that XML does not have (adoption, licensing, not 100%
> > open source), and XML has issues that Rebol does not have (bloat,
> > complexity, technical shortcomings). Despite XML's problems, however,
> > its future is secure.
> > Rebol could benefit by helping programmers minimize XML's flaws. This
> > is in total alignment with Rebol's role of helping programmers
> > minimize complexity across the spectrum of today's IT environment
> > (cross network/enterprise, heterogenous platforms, highly customized
> > systems, federated applications/platforms).
> > In my opinion, citicizing XML and/or pushing Rebol as a disruptor or
> > potential replacement for XML is not likely to produce a positive,
> > pro-solution message for Rebol. My $.02.
> > Ed
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