[REBOL] Re: FAQ at REBOL Republic
From: rgaither:triad:rr at: 13-Apr-2001 8:31
>> > Anyways, the current problem I have with %messages.cgi is all data is
>stored as XML files and the data is loaded using load/markup. This makes it
>impossible to store HTML tags in the data, especially tags such as <A> and
><CODE> or <PRE>, necessary for an FAQ.
>> Why are you using XML?
>I agree. It's easier writing Rebol script or a dialect directly. And it's
>far, far, far more understandable.
Reasons for XML as a data storage format:
1. Open standard (just the basic structure rules)
2. Language independent.
3. Tool support in many languages and environments.
4. Better web integration options in many situations
If you use a Rebol script or dialect for a Rebol friendly storage
format then that is the only language that works with it. That
is quite a limitation to live with currently.
My .02, Rod.
Oak Ridge, NC - USA