> -----Original Message-----
From: Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, 13 June 2003 1:42 AM
> To: Mehmet AVSAR; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Create XML
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
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
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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