> -----Original Message-----
From: Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, 13 June 2003 1:42 AM
> To: Mehmet AVSAR; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Create XML
> You should use an
XML API to create/manipulate XML documents
instead of raw string manipulation.
Why? No, seriously.
For small/simple XML documents such as the OP's, I tend to use
a for loop and a few print statements (mod your favourite language) rather
than dragging in XML libraries and adding more complicated code.
An obvious argument for using an XML API is the guarantee (?)
of correct XML at the end. But for simple XML, it's not hard to do it with a
string and a loop (or a string template and a replace) and get the same
I'm certainly not advocating that using XML APIs to create
documents is stupid, but surely there's a crossover point where the simplicity
of the result doesn't justify the added complexity of an XML API compared to
just building a string?
Or have I just committed heresy? :-)
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