Future of LFS

Bruce Dubbs 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.

   -- Bruce




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