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XMFUCKYOU

I don't like XML.

No, wait, let me restate that. I hate XML.

No, wait, let me restate that. I despise the over-engineered, over-verbose, over-committeed (that isn't a typo), over-hyped, and under-powered pile of steaming horse shit that is XML with every cell in my body.

And I dearly wish there was a YAML parser for C#.

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izuko
Oct. 8th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
I actually like the more stylesheet-based HTML and the syntactic strictness of XHTML. Both of them keep you from using things that browsers have traditionally all treated differently.

Then fix the browsers, don't break the tools.
brentdax
Oct. 8th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
Their approach to fixing things without breaking backwards compatibility is to deprecate the old things and create new, more regular things with strictly-defined behavior. Not that that stops Microsoft from ignoring or creatively interpreting the strict definitions…
izuko
Oct. 8th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
As long as Microsoft's approach allows me to view olde web pages without my browser crapping itself, and lets me still write decent web pages without reaching though my ass, I've got to conclude that their way is better.