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[REBOL] Re: XML comments >> implications for R3

From: ale870:gma:il at: 10-Sep-2007 7:49

he is not trying to say XML is good or better than anything... only that its actually being used. Its dumb enough that any idiot can grasp an XML file itself, and in fact a good reason why its like it is. Yes I know what you say, but I think XML is not "famous" only because anybody can work with it. I think XML is famous because the BIG companies decided that it had to be famous. Furthermore because Ms$ used it in SOAP technology. XML is used everywhere, even in places where it is not needed (instead sometimes it creates some more problems). XML is not easy (if used using it's true power), and the programs spend many resources to compose or parse it. Sometimes XML could be substituted by simply ini files or JSon metalanguage. But the BIG companies did not make publicity about it. That's the problem. I want to tell you a small story (a true story, you can find it at my site (sorry but it is in Italian language) ). Some times ago a friend of mine told me that he wanted to try to make an application using Rebol (I suggested to use it, and I'm helping him to reach his target). He told me he wanted to create an accounting application but he wanted to use a db made in xml. The problem was that Rebol does not support XML. So I suggested him to use native Rebol ways (blocks, hash, lists, series, RebDB, etc...). If Rebol would support xml, maybe he started to create his application without tell me anything (regarding xml) using a wrong approach (it could happen since BIG companies told us that xml is good for everything). I'm happy that Rebol does not support full xml (Rebol support tags management): in this way this boy now is using the correct tool! So I don't want to say that xml is the devil, but many people use it in the wrong way. And in this scenario I think Rebol is going in the right way (the same thing is true for rebol services and web services). On 9/10/07, Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch <> wrote:
> no botter, I just read through the postcript/pdf/xml bout :-) > > -MAx > > On 9/9/07, Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch <> wrote: > > > > Hi Jason, > > > > what post or html doc are you referring to? > > > > -MAx > > > > On 9/9/07, Jason Cunliffe < > wrote: > > > > > > > > > Carl's points about XML are all quite valid and pertinent- but the > story > > > > > > does not end there, and he left some important things out... > > > > > > > > > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- //Alessandro