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

Ian Norton bredroll at darkspace.org.uk
Tue Jul 6 23:10:48 UTC 2004

On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 01:42:17PM +0100, Tethys wrote:
> >Do we have to start listing all the advantages of XML, here?  Have
> >people really not got the point on this one?
> Yes, apparently you do. As far as I can see, XML has few advantages,
> and many downsides. For low bandwidth data interchange between
> automated systems, 

if i had only a limited bandwidth channel, i would not waste it all with the
xml crappy overhead. even something like CSV would be far better.

come to think of it, even sending data formatted in a way like when you define
a hash in perl is still more efficiant.

imo xml has taken data transfer and storage the same way VB took programming.
it has it's place, and is useful, but is neither efficiant nor the best choice
for most things.


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