lxml/ElementTree and .tail
ptmcg at austin.rr._bogus_.com
Sat Nov 18 14:02:52 CET 2006
"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote in message
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> Paul McGuire wrote:
>> maybe time to switch to decaf... :)
> do you disagree with my characterization of the state of the XML universe?
Thankfully, I'm largely on the periphery of that universe (except for being
a sometimes victim). But it is certainly frustrating to see many of the OMG
concepts of the 90's reimplemented in Java services, and then again in
XML/SOAP, with no detectable awareness that these messaging and
serialization problems have been considered before, and much more
I liked XML when I could read it and hack it out in Notepad. I like
attributes, which puts me on the outs with most XML zealots who forswear the
use of attributes on purely academic grounds (they defeat the future
possible expansion of an attribute's value into more complex substructure).
I dislike namespaces, especially the default xmlns kind, as they make me
take extra steps when retrieving nodes via Xpaths; and everyone seems to
think their application needs namespaces, when there is no threat that these
tags will ever get mixed up with anyone else's.
No, I was mostly amused (which I thought was your intent, given the trailing
smiley) at your breathless, quasi-rant against the XML milieu in general - I
think your one sentence went on for about 15 lines!
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