April 05, 2003 | Category:

No More Expat

As of today, this site no longer uses expat-style parsing of the XML files that make up the back-end of the site. Instead, it now uses a convoluted (but much faster) tree-come-element-value-pair-type parser.

What does this mean for you, my fine readers? Not a lot. Other than that the layout of entries can be changed much faster than before. Everything is now separated from everything else: Content, Mark-up, meta-data, style, templates. They all exist separately.

Actually, if you look closely, you’ll notice that the date for each entry is part of the heading for that entry, rather than being next to it.