XLF: Legacy Log Problems

Steven Champeon schampeo at hesketh.com
Fri Jul 10 01:30:54 BST 1998

On Thu, 9 Jul 1998, John Cowan wrote:
> > Are you assuming that the XML parser should be able to analyze the
> > logfiles and produce reports on them as well? Seems like a lot to
> > ask of a parser...
> No, I simply meant that such an application shouldn't have to
> parse PCDATA content to make very ordinary and reasonable
> discriminations.  PCDATA should be reserved for text strings
> meaningful only to human beings.  We already have to have an
> XML parser in every XLF analyzer, that's a given.  But there
> shouldn't have to be any other kind of parser too.

OK, that makes sense. We share HOs.
> Let 'em use on-the-fly gzipping and gunzipping, then.  Layering
> that over a generator or a parser is very easy.

Fair enough, provided it doesn't place undue load on an already
stressed environment. 

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