Re: XML and GNOME community

Elliot Lee wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Jun 1998, Anders W. Tell wrote:
> > I have been browsing through the gnome world and found very few places
> > where XML and related standards are mentioned.  And now I wonder is
> > there any interest at all in XML in the gnome community ?
> >
> > It seems that Netscapes mozilla and big brothers all applications
> > (explorer, excel, powerpoint, word.etc)  are going to use XML instead of
> > HTML but also as a mechanism to store and transfer meta info about
> > components, plugins etc. MS have already showed examples of how to
> > copy-paste and embedd and link using XML as metadata carrier.
> If you think it's a cool, then you are the best person to implement it -
> you have the interest in seeing it happen and the knowledge to match...

Ive got some other cools stuff brewing ;-) and really dont have enough hours
per dayto do it all.

However there is one thing we can do to jumpstart XML and that is to adopt
a library called "expat" which curretly is used by both Mozilla and Perl,
and its good enough for me anyway.
Only one catch, its released under Mozilla licence and I dont know if that
licence type is approved by GNOME community. Any comment on this ?

> > KDE is also building xml parsers and xml reading capabilities.
> And so? Are we supposed to do everything just because they do? :)

I mentioned just to point out the huge industry interest and the even they ;)
are interested.


> -- Elliot
> When I die, I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather...
>         ...not yelling and screaming like the people in the back of the
>            plane he was flying.
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