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   Re: [xml-dev] Create XML

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Mayne, Peter wrote:
>>You should use an XML API to create/manipulate XML documents 
>>instead of raw string manipulation.
> 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? :-)

If someone has read and understand the XML spec, has some grasp
on the data/text which should go into the XML, has also some
experience in the area, and decides the task is easy enough
to do it without an XML API, then it has my blessing.

If someone comes in and asks "I just got assigned a job involving
generating XML, and I've seen an XML file only once or twice, how
should I proceed?" I'd weight my full authority in to ensure the
person will use an XML API, regardless how simple the task is.



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