Future of LFS
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun May 18 20:45:01 PDT 2008
Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> 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").
The XML is used for generating the book in chunked and non-chunked versions,
populating and verifying completeness of the patch directory, generating a wget
list, generating pdf, and checking for the completeness of files on anduin.
It is *much* more flexible than a wiki. A wiki is wysiayg -- What you see is
all you get.
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