[LINK] XML is evil

Eric Scheid eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Fri Nov 7 22:30:44 AEDT 2008

On 7/11/08 8:50 PM, "Richard Chirgwin" <rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au> wrote:

> (c) like spending
> their lives revising everything to keep pace with stupid incremental
> changes in someone's XML schema because someone says "we forgot a tag
> for user's alias which nobody's going to use but we ought to have anyhow".

then they are doing it wrong.

XML is designed such that elements can be added or removed or even reordered
without any effect on parsing .. unlike CSV which borks totally if you
remove or reorder the columns.


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