Yahoo abuse

James Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 19:45:36 CST 2010


On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:41 PM, J.D. Falk
<jdfalk-lists at cybernothing.org> wrote:
> Some types of conversations simply don't take well to automation.
>
However,  automatically indexing/archiving such conversations for
future reference can be useful  (and can assist participants to the
conversation in looking up past similar conversations),   and  it is
easier to  archive  and maintain accurate auditing of structured
language than to implement natural language parsers.

That said,  XML makes a terrible data interchange format  for
communications where humans  are supposed to understand the message,
using standard software (such as a legacy e-mail client).

YAML,  or similar  would be a more appropriate choice,  and since  it
can be presented as plain text,  many humans can understand the output
 simply by looking at it.


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-J




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