Re: hackable xml
On 26 July 2010 13:53, Richard Salz <email@example.com> wrote: > I don't get it -- which community needs this xml-like thing? And why? The community that just wants to read or write very simple xml files. Given: <config xmlns="http://somecomp.com"> <foo>abc</foo> </config> ...and you want to update the value of <foo>, how would you do it? Or put more realisticly, a colleague of yours knows very little about XML and all of its related technologies, and asks you how they should do it. - XSLT transform - XQuery update - JDOM, XOM etc - SAX parse and generate the events - some data-binding tool (if an xsd exists) All fairly straight forward for the xml community, but to anyone else each of those seem like a massive overkill for such a seemingly simple task. Perhaps there is a simple way that I've missed? The ultimate goal of hackable xml is to make it possible to just do a string replace of "<foo>abc</foo>" with "<foo>newValue</foo>" (which is often what happens anyway, causing many hours of fun) and then serialize/reparse without any issues. -- Andrew Welch http://andrewjwelch.com Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/
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