At 02:44 AM 3/18/2001 -0500, Terrel Shumway wrote:
>Why invent a new format? XML seems more appropriate than a python
>dictionary -- in addition to all of the benefits above, it is:
> * editiable by humans
> * open to manipulation by hundreds of existing tools
> * easy to transform via XSLT (rather than having to write python code)
> * ...
>We can still exercise our creativity by selecting (or even inventing) a
I thought every time we created an XML based system we were creating a new
format. XML is just tagged data...so is a Python dictionary...
XSLT is interesting, but I don't know much about it. Is it powerful enough
to spawn any kind of HTML we want?
>These "IDEAS FOR FUTURE" are old hat if you use an existing format like RSS.
What's RSS? Got a URL?
>If you can wait till next Saturday, I may start hacking on it. (It has
>been twirling around in the back of my mind since I did the quick
Let's keep talking in the mean time. :-)