Quoting Premshree Pillai <premshree.pillai / gmail.com>:

> On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 23:53:37 +0900, R. Mark Volkmann <mark / ociweb.com> wrote:
> > I changed the subject because this has really gone off topic.
> >
> > Quoting "Eustaquio Rangel de Oliveira Jr." <eustaquiorangel / yahoo.com>:
> >
> > > | Ruby culture says: keep it simple, keep it short, keep away from XML.
> > >
> > > This XML stuff is weird. Seems that a lot of people have a bad idea about
> > > it because of the *huge* XML files a lot of Java stuff needs. I agree
> that
> > > there's a lot of mess around there, a lot of no necessary complexity, but
> > > this kind of generalization is not healthy.
> > >
> > > I know YAML is very, very more simple than XML, but XML is helping us to
> > > make the web more well-designed and with more semantics.
> > >
> > > Try to give a look on XML with XSLT, it can make some cool stuff.
> >
> > XML can be much less verbose if you use attributes instead of child
> elements
> > when the data they hold is a simple value as opposed to a paragraph of
> text.
>
> Well, you can't attribute that as _XML's_ fault, can you? I mean it's
> upto the person who implements the thing to decide what the right way
> to do it is.

Exactly right.  Pretty much any tool can be abused.  I'll bet it's even possible
to write bad Ruby code.  ;-)

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R. Mark Volkmann
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