[REBOL] Re: REBOL and XML
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 20-Mar-2003 14:48
> I disagree from a point of what I would normally consider atrocious
> logic, that is to say I don't think they are a big mistake BECAUSE they
> are a dominant data format.
Thanks for the clarification.
I don't think we are disagreeing where it matters. XML as a data exchange
mechanism is becoming ubiquitous, so (whatever the limitations of
hierarchies) REBOL will be better positioned for the future if it supports
XML in a wholehearted way.
It's like when American robber John Dillinger was asked why he robbed banks.
He (apocryphally) replied: "because that's where the money is".
Modern languages need to support XML because that's where the data is.
In fact, given that REBOL can see beyond hierarchies, it has a lot to offer
the world of XML transformations. With the right tools, we could take an XML
file, and apply magic transformations behind the scene in ways that would
leave an XSLT expert awed and humbled :-)