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[REBOL] Re: object2XML

From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 9-Mar-2004 13:40

Hi Robert, IMHO for one thing, it is like the "regular expression" (RE) topic which crops up now and then. People need an easy migration path. Anyone who has been convinced that xml is the end of the world in ascii data sharing, will be more easily lured if that is more completely supported. for myself, I have found xml is nice to support at least on import because many open source and on-line tools use XML as an export format. Things like namespaces, I have read, will obfuscate rebol's xml engine... maybe we are simply lacking in the more advanced features which are getting more common than they used to be... I really am not an xml genius, I just noticed that it is a trendy and competent ascii format, maybe if the rest of the world is using it... we should at least support it conveniently so that the phrase: REBOL is the glue that binds things together would hold more meaning with regards to other tools which already expect their data to be bound to other tools... maybe the fact that no one has done a complete xml port is that no guru has spent the better part of a month or two to do it. My guess is that many would benefit, but not that many are abilitated to actually do it... so they eventually turn to another solution.. in the near future, I will have to parse several MBs of textual xml data and I will see at that point how rebol handles it. until then, I'm just an interested reader... cheers! :-) -MAx --- You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution, but in the end, being part of the problem is much more fun.