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Re: XMLFS for GSoC

From: Michael S. Walker
Subject: Re: XMLFS for GSoC
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:01:37 +0100

> I briefly considered this, but I think we should rather go for the
> opposite: let the XSLT translator take files as input. If directory
> input is desired, it can always be set on top of unxml.

That is probably a better solution, if the xslt translator presents a
file as output, giving it a directory as input (when it doesn't
explicitly require it) does seem a bit silly.

> (BTW, the naming is rather confusing -- unxml actually turns the
> underlying structure *into* XML... Maybe we should use more explicit
> names instead: something like xml2dir and dir2xml perhaps.)

Better named would be good, "unxmlfs" is a bit confusing unless you
know what it is / is going to be.

> > However, XSLT is commonly used to turn one XML document into
> > another, so perhaps there should be an option to try and present it
> > as a directory tree,
> Again, it seems saner to put another xmlfs on top if this is required.

Yes, I agree now.

Michael Walker (http://www.barrucadu.co.uk)

Arch Hurd Developer;      GNU Webmaster;       FSF member #8385
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