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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