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Markus Kuhn Markus.Kuhn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Feb 24 09:35:34 UTC 2006

"Paul Schauble" wrote on 2006-02-23 20:59 UTC:
> It might be better to maintain TZDATA in xml and have a translator back
> to the current format. 

And the advantage would be what exactly?

Lot's more < > and pointless nesting to bloat the files and make them
(and their diffs) far less readable and far more cumbersome to parse?
Buzzword compliance?

Please don't!

As far as file formats are concerned, XML is near the awkward end of the
spectrum. The current tz format does its job quite nicely. People can
trivially convert them locally into whatever DTD they prefer this week,
if their boss insists on SGML.


Markus Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ || CB3 0FD, Great Britain

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