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Re: Bug#164000: ITP: xmltoman -- simple XML to man converter


On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 09:37:39AM -0700, Ian Zimmerman wrote:

> Sorry, but I have a strong distrust of any (sg|x)ml tool whose parser
> isn't based on SP.

What's the use of a *standard* protocol or data format if we're going
to take this attitude towards implementations?

If you start to mandate "library X", then the format is irrelevant, and
its openness too.

I think this is even a dangerous attitude. Look at how many times this
has excused needlessly complex protocols and fostered a monoculure of
implementations that could be exploited all at the same time when a hack
for one became known.

In short, I strongly disagree! ;-)



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