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Re: almost four years ago....
- From: Alaric Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: The Deviants <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 16:12:59 +0100 (BST)
Quoting Peter Flynn <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Store the master in XML...but deliver in a form suited to your
> customers' needs, and if that means gzipped .dvi files dervied
> from the master source, so be it.
> It's still risky to assume that every Internet user has a 1GHz
> machine with limitless disk space on a T1 connection.
Quite. XML does have a somewhat fascist disregard for embedded devices and
lightweight applications. It amuses me when people refer to SOAP or XML-RPC
as "lightweight RPC protocols" when they're orders of magnitude more
heavyweight than ONC RPC.
At some point I'll shove all this stuff on a Web page and post the URL when
this comes up - the pro-verbose faction can point to the XML Deviant article
from last time :-)
Alaric B. Snell
http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/
Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software