[Gllug] Getting Linux to work with Freeserve (Wanadoo) Broadband

Russell Howe rhowe at wiss.co.uk
Sat Jul 3 10:24:24 UTC 2004

On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 04:04:40PM +0100, Holger Duerer wrote:
> No!  Don't use plain ASCII!!! It's if not evil then at least old
> fashioned.  This is the 21st century.  Use XML!  Then you can generate
> your OpenOffice or ASCII file (or any other configuration file) via
> some simple XSLT.  :-)

OK, for one document that would be overkill, but if you have many little
notes around, then defining a DTD or schema for them, and doing them all
as XML is no bad thing.

You did use the word simple in conjunction with XSLT, however, and
that's just not right :)

XSLT files can be harder to read than obscure perl

And if you are going to use a text file, make it UTF8, not ASCII. All
ASCII compatible with all the characters in Unicode if you so desire,
including “curly quotes”!

Russell Howe       | Why be just another cog in the machine,
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