[linux-elitists] IM servers for Linux
Wed Jan 8 10:28:11 PST 2003
>>>>> "JM" == Jack Moffitt <email@example.com> writes:
DS> Using XML in and of itself was a hugely smart move. How many
DS> projects get started that create difficult-to-extend protocols?
JM> Jabber may have changed since I last looked deeply at it, but
JM> when I did, they had written their own parser for a reason.
JM> They weren't parsing XML, but something XML-like.
No, it's real XML. The reason there are a number of bottom-up XML
parsers for Jabber is that at the time many XML parsers couldn't
handle parsing a continuous stream of data.
JM> XML is not the right tool for the job, which they correctly
Why not? An open protocol with multi-language support and a method for
namespacing extension data? It seems just right.
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