DTD Parsing

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Thu Nov 11 04:02:31 CET 2010


In message <mailman.798.1289358171.2218.python-list at python.org>, Christian 
Heimes wrote:

> Don't repeat the mistakes of others and use XML as a configuration
> language. XML isn't meant to be edited by humans.

My principle is: anything automatically generated by machine is not fit for 
viewing or editing by humans. There’s nothing special about XML in this 
regard.

I have successfully got a nontechnical client to put together XML control 
files to drive some software I wrote for him. He used KXMLEditor (part of 
KDE 3.x, seems to be defunct nowadays), and of course he always started with 
an existing example and modified that. But it wasn’t too long before he was 
regularly doing it without needing to ask me questions.




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