[LINK] XML isn't evil, just misunderstood

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Nov 10 10:38:37 AEDT 2008

Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> 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.

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