[LINK] XML isn't evil, just misunderstood

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sun Nov 9 07:52:54 AEDT 2008

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 08/11/2008, at 5:43 PM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>> [snip] If, OTOH, I wanted to try and approach
>> deconstructing the XML in (say) Openstreetmap (or for that matter in  
>> the
>> XML used in various other geo-based services), then I have another  
>> layer
>> of knowledge required to approach the data.
> Yeah, that's the problem with "continuous improvement" and "progress".  
> You have to learn new stuff. All the time.
> Of course you're more than welcome to stop and, like, not advance.
> How are things in the past, btw? That's a nice quill pen and ox cart  
> you've got there, Sir! ;)
Quills? You got quills? I'm still chipping messages into stone...

BSF, I don't mind learning new stuff, I just like it to be somehow of
value to me. Linux was. XML isn't; it just gets between me and what I want.

> Stil

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