[REBOL] Re: XML comments >> implications for R3
From: moliad:gm:ail 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.
On 9/9/07, Alessandro Manotti <ale870-gmail.com> wrote: