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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