If you think that XML is the answer, chances are you misunderstood the question
By rvs on Jun 18, 2007
But people try to apply XML to everything they see nevertheless. Sometimes, however, the results are not just sad, but downright spooky:
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 10:11:57 +0200 From: Lluis Batlle
Subject: Re: [9fans] XML To: Fans of the OS Plan 9 from Bell Labs <email@example.com> Lately I've been told at work to use a library in C. Most calls have the signature ErrorType function(const char \*xml); I have to pass to them xmls of more than two levels deep, attributes, and around ten elements. When I asked why such interface to a library, claiming that it was uncomfortable to me, the lib developer told me that in fact xml-parameter-passing was one of the techniques he liked most, and helped him solve a lot of problems easily.