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[REBOL] Re: Google + SOAP

From: gavin_mckenzie:fastmail:fm at: 20-Apr-2002 17:22

Gregg, Yes, I agree with all that you have said. Gavin. On Sat, 20 Apr 2002 09:43:46 -0600, "Gregg Irwin" <[greggirwin--mindspring--com]> said:
> Hi Gavin, > > First of all, I'm not an XML guy (and have no desire to be). I think > being > able to convert REBOL data and blocks to XML, maybe with a smart > transformer > that takes a DTD as its guide or something, is something that will be > very > useful for dealing with those that choose to use XML. A great > opportunity no > doubt. > > << You're not comparing SOAP/XML to REBOL though, are you? That > wouldn't > seem to be a fruitful exercise. One is a protocol and > meta-markup-language, and the other is a programming language. They're > both good at what they do. >> > > You certainly can't compare them IMO. SOAP and XML are two different > things. > XML is a markup language and REBOL is a programming language, if you > categorize them that way. SOAP is just an XML dialect. There's a big > difference though, in how they "fit" into their respective > classifications. > > XML, correct me if I'm wrong, is *not* good at specifying programs. > REBOL, > OTOH, is *very* good at specifying and processing data that may or may > not > have other information (e.g. markup) associated with it. I.e. REBOL is > a > programming language that understands data. While you can specify data > pretty easily in native REBOL format (much more easiy than in XML IMO), > the > real power comes from being able to express data in dialects that REBOL > programs can understand. > > Just my 2 cents. > > --Gregg > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes. >
-- Gavin McKenzie [gavin_mckenzie--fastmail--fm]