Re: [XML Bastard] XML Sucks! Fork You! No! Fork Yourself!

From: John Klassa (
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 04:49:02 PST

>>>>> On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, "Brian" == Brian Clapper wrote:

  Brian> That's as may be, but XML is a crappy configuration file syntax
  Brian> to foist on people. The one thing I dislike about "ant" is
  Brian> that its build file is in XML. It's a highly annoying and
  Brian> inappropriate syntax to have to read and edit. If you're going
  Brian> to make someone edit a configuration file by hand (as opposed
  Brian> to supplying a UI or translator that hides the XML), why not
  Brian> choose a syntax that's less visually cluttered and easier to
  Brian> read?

*Exactly*! :-)

John Klassa /

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