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