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Posted by popiel at Dec 24, 2003 5:47:25 AM
Re: Messy Logs
Vexorg wrote: 
Of course, if we wanted to really get fancy with the chatlogs, just do XML, and have all the flexibility you'd ever need.


How does putting it in XML help? We'd still need some way to distinguish the different types of chats. Just changing stuff from

Talek says "Oops, no help here...<^_^>"

to

<say pirate="Talek">Oops, no help here... &lt;^_^&gt;</say>

doesn't do a darn thing other than make it 25% larger on disk and harder for a human to read.
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