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
> 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
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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