Recent File specs

Vuples Velox VVfdol1 at
Tue May 4 03:37:01 EEST 2004

On Mon, 03 May 2004 21:19:56 -0400
Sean Middleditch <elanthis at> wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 16:46 -0500, Vuples Velox wrote:
> > Well I got reading the recent file specs. I noticed it used XML. I
> > was just wondering why it uses this.
> > 
> > Would a delimited file not be easier for parsing?
> We already have libxml2, parsing isn't a problem.  Anyone trying to
> write a new parser for any XML based file format needs a kick in the
> rear and a clue.

I am mainly asking why this is based around XML in the first place,
when a delimited method allows simpler processing and the like.

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