Re: Using XML to handle all configuration files
> > >...[PHil B wrote]
> > > And consider that you dont have to do stupid things like match ((())))))
> > > and you can simply use # as God intended.
> > > I prefer the current style to either of the two proposed alternatives.
> > ...
> > Of course, you can solve all these answers, generally doing some
> > reasearch/coding. But each answer will only be useful for just one program,
> > and just a couple of versions.
> XML doesnt magically write your scripts for you. All it does is just
> enforce a particular kind of grammar. You STILL have to tailor your
> parsing scripts heavily between different programs , and between different
> versions of programs.
Just say you don't know enough about XML, nobody will harm you.. =b
XML is structured data. You don't need any special tricks to parse it, with
an xpath enabled program you could extract any piece information very
easily, kind of a mini SQL language for xml files:
will select all nodes like this one: <interfaces>....<iface family="inet6">