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XML for formatting information of Slash* layout

posted by Krow on 07:25 AM March 3rd, 2002   Printer-friendly   Email story
Are there plans to upgrade Slashcode to use XML to seperate the layout definition of pages generated by Slashcode and the actual information? I don't know enough about XML to know if it can be used to create such a schema that would define an HTML page into which data can be placed into, but such a schema would be an enormous time-saver for those of us using dial-up modems, as well as saving bandwidth and potentially reducing load on the servers. It would also make it much easier to make other interfaces to slashdot, like a Usenet type browser instead of a web-based interface.
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  • It's doubtful that any of the paid Slashteam will implement that (as Slashdot probably won't use it any time soon), but it's quite doable. For the most part, you'll have to modify the templates. I'd create a new 'XML' section and stick 'em all in there. That could work very nicely.
  • Toa certain degree you can do this with RSS already.
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