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[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. > >Carl wrote: >> 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. Rod Gaither Oak Ridge, NC - USA [rgaither--triad--rr--com]