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Re: NetBSD, semistructured data, & the web (was Re: unreadable XML proplists from drvctl(8))
(corrected the subject)
On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 12:30:32PM -0600, David Young wrote:
> I can see the value of a tool like this, but I think that it brings us
> to another dead-end when what we really need is new thinking.
> I keep bringing the xmltools back into the discussion because they are
> not a dead end. Like the string-processing tools of old (grep, sed,
> awk), the power of the xmltools and their user increase exponentially
> with the number of tools. A good set of XML tools lets us build
> programs to process structured records and documents and to operate
> on XML property lists and important data sources on the web: XHTML,
> XML-based feeds (syndication, calendars, weather forecasts), and
> NetBSD is just treading water on the web. It should be a motorboat.
> xmltools are one of the boosts that it needs.
That's fine (and, that's why I put that project in the project list in
the first place) but does not make XML human-readable...
David A. Holland
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