Requirements and pre-analysis for a cross desktop configuration infrastructure

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Mon Mar 21 23:44:22 EET 2005

On Monday 21 March 2005 21:24, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 21:11 +0100, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> > > Thats and because it's possible the configuration options should be
> > > localisable (UTF-16) is why XML is a suitable solution for the default
> > > backend.
> >
> > One line per record will work just fine if you use utf8 and escape
> > newlines.
> Thats, of course, true. However. Many applications misuse the
> configuration system by putting (for example) XML in the values. 

That's an application problem. If you decide to put crap in your config system 
then you will get a config system full of crap. It will be handled just fine 
though. And small amounts of XML on a single line will most likely still be 
more readable than when it has been <XML escaped>

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