Re: [xml] XML for config files

Rick Jones wrote:
Sorry, I was being cranky there.

But, in my experience, XML config files are harder for sysadmins to edit than simple text files. I guess if they are only / mostly going to be edited by programs rather than people then they are OK.

I do rather like their heirarchical nature though - is there a simple text file analogue?

Apache uses a pseudo HTML style, like

<Location /foo>

and DOS .ini files use [section] for two level hierarchies. But I guess most config files don't have or need hierarchies, and if you do, then XML would be the way to go.


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