XML is boring

Peter Murray-Rust peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Fri Sep 11 22:33:58 BST 1998

At 07:28 11/09/98 -0700, Dave Winer wrote:
>We have two projects that generate XML files every day. 
>One is a siteChanges.xml file for our server, www.scripting.com. It's very
>useful, if the search engines, or one search engine would read the damned
>file. If every webmaster produced one, the time to re-index the web would
>be dramatically shortened, and the search engines that used this would kick
>their competition's butts.

I think this is a great demonstration of XML-over-the-wire - exactly what I
was looking for. I pointed JUMBO2 at it and the default display shows the
siteChanges file beautifully - without any customisation. If I knew the
date convention I could even sort on dates...

This is the first 'real' non-textual XML file I have downloaded from an
'unknown' site and I'm delighted with how it all works.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary

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