Maurizio Lotauro wrote:
> On 28-Nov-05 09:21:48 Arno Garrels wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm actually writing a simple user manager component that I would like
>> to contribute to ICS. The component makes use of classes
>> TCollection/TCollectionItem to realize a tree-structure. A user group
>> contains accounts, accounts may have parameters.
> Will they contains passwords?

Yes, with an option to save the MD5-hash only.

>> To store or send component data I use XML format.
>> XML-text is written without the help of a third party component however
>> for parsing I use Stefan Heymann's TXmlScanner/TXmlParser
>> It appears to be the freeware solution with
>> less overhead. Should I better avoid use of XML and/or third party
>> components?
> I think that it would be better to avoid third party components.
> Dependencies can force the developer to have more components
> installed that does the same think. So if I use two components that
> need an XML parser and each use a different one then I'll have two
> parser linked into my application.
>> Are there alternatives?
> Why don't use the streaming capabilities of components?

The XML stuff is a hell. The only advantage of XML is that it can
be stored in a human readable form, every thing else is a pain.
I think I'll kick it out again.

Arno Garrels [TeamICS]
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