[ogg-dev] The use for an XML based metadata format

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Tue Sep 18 17:41:24 PDT 2007

On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 11:20:17PM +0900, Conrad Parker wrote:

> > Can you give a little more on why you made this decision? I see it goes
> > back a long way, but couldn't find a discussion about it.

> some reasons from memory:
> [...]

Mike and I talked about this on IRC a bit. He mentioned that from 
experience, no one is willing to parse XML properly to do stream 
identification. So I think this is just an argument that using the
XML methods to identify the stream type is considered too heavy a 
burden, and the alternative of having to hard code a magic for
each XML stream type is therefore preferable.


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