Re: XML libs (was Re: gconf backend)
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Dave Malcolm <david davemalcolm demon co uk>
- Cc: veillard redhat com, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: XML libs (was Re: gconf backend)
- Date: 27 Sep 2003 16:49:32 -0400
On Sat, 2003-09-27 at 15:55, Dave Malcolm wrote:
> Well, Conglomerate handles at least some of these, and if it doesn't,
> please file bug reports. :-) Though getting entities to work is a real
Since you're writing an XML editor I might expect that. ;-)
> Is there a formal specification anywhere for the GMarkup language?
Nope, only the docs.
> Perhaps there's a case for a FreeDesktop spec for "RML" ("Reduced Markup
> Language"), or even "XMLWTRBOSLCR" ("XML With The Remaining Bits of SGML
> Legacy Cruft Removed"). Or something like that?
I think there probably is a case for it but I don't personally want to
have the resulting flamewars. ;-)
The ideal library would probably handle more of XML than gmarkup does,
basically only punting things when we see little hope of non-XML-focused
application developers getting them right.
> You might also want to have a look at this website:
I essentially agree that:
- XML is too hard for apps to get right
- we should try to use it anyway, as best we can
I would add:
- sometimes it's OK to restrict the XML features you can use in a
particular context, as long as you fail gracefully
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