Future of LFS

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Sun May 18 20:37:16 PDT 2008


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

>   1) Continue to use XML as the source (because it is a standard for 
> defining data and is easily parsed) _but_ to use, as much as possible, 
> fewer and simpler tags.

This is not the only standard for defining textual data, and some people think 
that XML is too verbose. Given that the PDF generation capability has been lost, 
what are the benefits over some wiki markup? IMHO, the LeafOS wiki syntax was 
better suited for the task, because there was no chance to make an error (there 
is no such thing as "invalid Wiki markup", but there is "invalid XML").

About the editor: it does show line numbers for errors, but it doesn't number 
lines. Inconvenient for large pages.

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



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