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RE: [pcgen] Question about future xml and current custom list fil es

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  • Ward, Christopher
    Because that would seem to be twice as much work. regards, Frugal
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 26 4:59 AM
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      Because that would seem to be twice as much work.

      regards,
      Frugal


      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: John Rudd [SMTP:user@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:25 PM
      > To: pcgen@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [pcgen] Question about future xml and current custom
      > list files
      >
      > > From: Keith Davies <keith.davies@...>
      > >
      > > I say 'may' because things are not completely settled, and conversion
      > > can be done a couple of different ways. One is to basically convert
      > > exactly what we have to XML. Not a huge net gain, and many of the hacks
      > > and implementation problems we face now will still be present. Better,
      > > IMO, is to use a more sophisticated schema that better represents the
      > > data... but this will require more effort to convert. At this point I'm
      > > not entirely sure how well it will automate.
      >
      > Why not do both? In phases?
      >
      >
      > Phase 1) simple tab'ed lst file to xml'ed lst file.
      > Phase 2) full on xml support in PCGen with better formats and everything.
      > Phase 3) Profit! ... er ... wrong audience.
      >
      >
      > (and, another plug for contained attributes instead of attributes as
      > arguments to tags)
      >
      >
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