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> 10/11/2002 1:13:37 AM, "Dare Obasanjo" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >I completely agree with Uche's sentiments. When I first saw the RSS
> >brouhaha and read many mentions the need for Ultra-liberal RSS
> >parsers I wondered why they bothered with XML and didn't just use
> >some other format instead. The only reason I can think of is buzzword
> Yup. My perhaps overly-cryptic references to "RSS 3.0"  were intended
> to make the same point. I'm not sure how seriously anyone in
> the RSS world takes this, but compare  and  and ask yourself
> what REAL value XML adds in this particular scenario.
An argument that XML fails to "add value" can be made about *any format* by a
suitably determined opponent to XML. As I say, if I worried about such
opposition, I'd pack up and close up shop.
I believe that anyone who has written parsers for , and had to then deal
with the real world stresses on those parsers will have no problem
understanding what value  offers.
I've written a *lot* of parsers in my time: I don't need a lot of convincing
to favor XML formats for machine-processed formats.
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com
Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/in
Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807
Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork