Wednesday, March 25, 2009

XML sucks

Friggin' namespaces. Such a pain in my ass. JUST PARSE THE GODDAM VALUE!


Ed said...

So true!

Eric said...

XML is theory.

Sure it does the job fine when you have total control over the output...which uhh, kind of defeats the purpose of using it in the first place since it's supposed to make it easier for homogenized systems to share their data. In most inter-network environments it has the same tragic flaws of Esperanto.

Newsflash: that makes it unflexible. Useless, except for developing proof-of-principle, small data-management applications that work better using other methods. But somehow, the whole world's just crazy about the new battery-operated battery-recharger that only recharges its own batteries...