Re: Never mind the browser, let's do MicroXML
On 17 December 2010 18:45, Joe English <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Andrew Welch wrote: > >> Who's asking? I stumbled across this from Henri: >> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/producing-xml/ >> That highlights the problem the masses face - 19 steps to avoid being a bozo. >> Even after following that guide, what do you do - use SAX like events >> to generate the XML? >> >> The masses really need to be able to create XML by concatenating strings. >> > > Hm. > > I tend to think the masses need that ability > about as much as they need the ability to > create SQL queries by concatenating strings. > > (That is to say: what they really need is to be > educated to Don't Do That.) I've done the Don't Do That line so many times now that I think it would be easier to change the language to make it more amenable to be treated as a string than to educate the masses. It's just a suggestion, if a better way exists then great. In the situation where someone is using Java or Python etc and would like to write out some simple xml - what would you suggest? -- Andrew Welch http://andrewjwelch.com
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