Intro to PYX

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XML is a fairly simple format. It uses plain Unicode text rather than binary encoding, and all the structures are declared with predictable tags

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  • Submitted By - Devesh Khanna

  • Submitted on - 2008-03-25 01:16:10

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XML is a fairly simple format. It uses plain Unicode text rather than binary encoding, and all the structures are declared with predictable-looking tags. Nonetheless, there are still enough rules in the XML grammar that a carefully debugged parser is needed to process XML documents -- and every parser imposes its own particular programming style. An alternative is to make XML even simpler. The open-source PYX format is a purely line-oriented format for representing XML documents that allows for much easier processing of XML document contents with common text tools like grep, sed, awk, wc, and the usual UNIX collection. ...


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