Can I use Revolution for this?

David Vaughan drvaughan55 at
Fri Aug 2 19:34:01 EDT 2002

On Saturday, August 3, 2002, at 09:37 , Troy Rollins wrote:

> 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).


My puzzlement may be similar to Dan's. When you imply some limitation in 
RunRev on number of objects handled, I wonder what it is you have 
encountered that leads to this thought. Would you mind describing the 
specific standalone limitations you believe exist in your licensed 
RunRev? I would like to get a better handle on what might be the real 
problem here.

>> 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.
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> Troy
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