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From: bry:itnisk at: 17-Mar-2003 10:05

>Sounds like you've been quietly plugging away in the background doing
>great work!! Any chance of publishing some of the tools you've
developed? I would definitely like to see the xmldom there, not to mention the xhtml browser.
>I spend about 20% of my IT time working with things like Cocoon. XML,
>stuff like that. That's a serious happening world, and it is all
centered >on
Very serious, and perhaps as important as protocols in most developer's worlds. You might like to look at gavin mckenzie's xml stuff and for some context on this:
><aside>Personally, I'm not that happy about XML. It's hierarchical, and
>world is making many of the same mistakes that IBM made 30 years ago
with >its
>hierarchical database IMS
I disagree with this, for too many reasons to go into what with work to get to.
>Vast swathes of the world's more active data is moving to XML. A
>that doesn't support XML in the same seamless manner that it supports
>files is going to look very quaint before long.
>If true, that's a real pity. REBOL could be just the silver bullet the
>world needs to make handling XML a joy rather than about as fun as >hand-carving HTML (I do a lot of that too). But at the moment there is >almost >no overlap between the two worlds.
It's sort of depressing for me; I have no time to focus on improving my Rebol skills because of requirements for shipping version 1 of our content management system, at the same time much as I appreciate the structure of the language the difficulties of handling markup with it make it seem increasingly tertiary to my actual needs, while the licensing of rebol make me consider it not useful for anything but small scripts.