6 Nov 2003 vdv   » (Master)

Re: interesting rant by Linus Torvalds. Got me thinking whether it really is worth the bother of using XML for my native file format. - It's really to each application to decide. The good thing is that you don't have to feel too guilty if you don't use angle brackets: if you keep your format simple, XML applications will still be able to integrate your documents. It's also a question of available tools: if you're using something like uche's Anobind you may find XML configuration files easier to parse than native files formats. And it's also a question of perspective: whatever development tool you're using, XML documents may remain more complex to read and edit by hand for your end users.

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