[REBOL] Re: Google + SOAP
From: gavin_mckenzie:fastmail:fm at: 20-Apr-2002 17:22
Yes, I agree with all that you have said.
On Sat, 20 Apr 2002 09:43:46 -0600, "Gregg Irwin"
> Hi Gavin,
> First of all, I'm not an XML guy (and have no desire to be). I think
> able to convert REBOL data and blocks to XML, maybe with a smart
> that takes a DTD as its guide or something, is something that will be
> useful for dealing with those that choose to use XML. A great
> opportunity no
> << You're not comparing SOAP/XML to REBOL though, are you? That
> 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
> 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
> XML, correct me if I'm wrong, is *not* good at specifying programs.
> OTOH, is *very* good at specifying and processing data that may or may
> have other information (e.g. markup) associated with it. I.e. REBOL is
> programming language that understands data. While you can specify data
> pretty easily in native REBOL format (much more easiy than in XML IMO),
> real power comes from being able to express data in dialects that REBOL
> programs can understand.
> Just my 2 cents.
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