[Use-revolution] Re: Revolution and XML

Terry Judd tsj at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Nov 28 23:30:01 EST 2001

>On 20/11/01 10:19 am, Ben Rubinstein <benr_mc at cogapp.com> wrote:
>>>  I'd love to see some decent XML parsing capabilities built into Rev.
>>>  I can see many half-baked and time consuming DIY attempts otherwise.
>>  Yep - I'm just about to start a half-baked and time consuming DIY attempt
>>  today!
>>  Is anyone else/has anyone else put much time into thinking about this?  I'd
>>  be interested in discussing what others think is a decent architecture and
>>  syntax (or perhaps this belongs on the xtalks list?)
>It does, and improvements to make this easier would be an interesting debate
>to have over on that list.  (At present you can do this fine with the
>scripting language though.)

Fine?? I don't doubt you can do it but I do question whether a 
generic scripted solution is workable. Some Director dude that is 
more experienced than I (and I'm no neophyte) has written a fairly 
robust xml parser in lingo but give it a file with a large number of 
tags that is more that a few K in size to chew on and it really 
chugs. Personally I think this is a job for an external - 
unfortunately I have neither the time or capacity (in which case the 
time is irrelevant) to write one.



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Dr Terry Judd

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