Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: XML markup of large text file
Author: Edd Dumbill Posted: 6/17/1999; 3:54:24 PM Topic: XML markup of large text file Msg #: 7543 (In response to 7433) Prev/Next: 7542 / 7544
The format you suggest doesn't quite exploit the expressiveness that XML can give you. For instance, why not create something like:
This will probably give you a smaller file and you also then get a file format which you can extend with properties other than 'name' if you should wish at other points. In addition you don't have to alot a number to each entry, which'll mean (among other things) that if you ever take this data file to something like an XSL style sheet then processing it will be a lot easier.
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