On 1/23/06, Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> As I said earlier, I think XML is wrong for configuration for exactly
> this kind of reason... element-based is right for this type of config,
> it's why Apache uses, it's why Zope 2 uses it, and it's why Zope 3 uses
> it for the .conf file...
There are no elements in the ZConfig configuration language.
Sections, yes, but as has been noted, those don't trivially map to XML
> ...some might even say it's bizarre to suddenly switch to a different
> language just because you're going off to include another .conf file, as
> site.zcml is from zope.conf...
Odd; I've never thought of zope.conf as including site.zcml. It
identifies an application configuration that should be used, but
The zope.conf file and the ZCML files really do have different
audiences: ZCML is for application developers and integrators, and
zope.conf is for system administrators. That doesn't require that the
languages be different, but I think it's clearly wrong to hand system
administrators an XML configuration syntax.
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