[links-list] Re: [POOL] Config file format II. About XML

clemensF ino-waiting at gmx.net
Thu Apr 4 11:02:52 PST 2002


> zimon at iki.fi:

> I think almost any text format wins any binary format, when it comes to
> configuration files. Few main reasons are well told also in the following
> URL as points 3 and 4.

i think you sort of misunderstood that particular proposal:  he didn't want
to make elinks use some opaque binary format.  he wanted some text
representations for users to choose from to be transformed to a common
binary format making elinks independant from that particular
representation.  this doesn't even rule out the "binary" form to be text,
the core of the proposal is the common format.

hope i got it right :)

clemens fischer
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