Can I use Revolution for this?

Troy Rollins troy at
Fri Aug 2 18:39:01 EDT 2002

On Friday, August 2, 2002, at 06:53  PM, Dan Shafer wrote:

>> I would read these scripts in from a configuration file or files and 
>> then parse them myself. XML would probably be ideal for this, but I 
>> don't think that Revolution supports XML. I'm also concerned about the 
>> speed of doing this kind of parsing if I can't use XML. This would let 
>> me get around the scripting limitations in standalones.
> Again, I'm not sure what standalone limitations you're referring to 
> here, but I may well be overlooking something. I haven't yet licensed 
> RR (though I will be doing so soon).
> XML may not be the best route to go here even if you can find a way for 
> RR to support it. While XML is a very nice markup language for 
> inter-application data transfer and other things, its overhead is huge 
> and performance of XML-based applications, in my experience, tends to 
> be pretty horrendous.

We use custom parsing for XML in our projects now, and I know of at 
least one available library for the purpose, as well as RunRev's clearly 
stated intentions for directly supporting XML in the near future.

RPSystems, LTD

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