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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: hyperdoc

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: hyperdoc
Date: 15 Jan 2005 04:19:25 +0100

root <address@hidden> writes:

| XML is a horror show in practice. XML is standard, of course, and the
| standards are on the web so you can just point at them. Assuming, of
| course, that web pages stay around. And the parsers are large, slow,
| and full of buggy corner cases. XML added a factor of 5 to the file
| size and a factor of 10 to the processing time.

hear, hear, hear.

| XML added nothing of value. Other tools and formats do it better,
| easier, and faster, and even more portably. 
| I'm sure the issue can be debated and I was once a major XML advocate
| so I'm very familiar with the supposed "pros". No longer. 
| In short, XML is gonna be a hard sell.

well, people with extensive experience with XML and fair assessment
are rather the exception, instead of the norm; so it might end up
being an easy sell  ;-)

-- Gaby

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