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

From: moliad::gmail at: 9-Sep-2007 22:15

I fully support Jason's views. 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. any thing not XML compatible in 2007, is well, pretty irrelevent in the larger world of computing. having XML i/o in REBOL is something which should be addressed natively, but as an external module. link to any xml lib out there, and just abuse it freely. any one doing large scale developpment, cares 0% for the transport, they just want it to get in and get out. what happens in between is REBOL's strength. right now... implementing REAL xml is a MAJOR pain in REBOL. I know cause I spent 3 months reading the xml w3c 80 page "summary" implementing a schema validator natively in REBOL (private, closed source effort) and its a HELLISH endeavour. it works, but not everything is included, simply cause there is SO MUCH to implement and because half of the spec is useless ... you can just structure your schema differently to get the same xml document in many cases. just namespacing is enough to keep you from keeping 100% of your sanity. -MAx On 9/9/07, Alessandro Manotti <> wrote: