Re: terra incognita
> On Wednesday 19 December 2001 01:50 am, Paul T wrote: > > XML is just a Comma Separated Values > > on steroids. > > That wasn't it's design point. I think XML has been forced into situations > that it wasn't designed for, and for which it is less than ideal. I agree with Michael's letter, which is "... Ahh, but that's true of most technologies that really take off...." > > People do use Comma Separated Values for > > serialization and for import /export of everything, > > so I don't understand why can't we use XML as > > a serialization 'language'. > > Can you put control characters in CSV files? Yes, I 'can'. I would encode the control character into base64, uuencode, or something. I agree with the point you and Rick are making ( XML is for text and let it be for text ) but not with the point "XML is bad for serialization". Brutal XML subset is OK for plain text serialization. Rgds.Paul.
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