[vorbis-dev] Re: [vorbis] Request for Standardization: classical music TAGS

Jonathan Walther krooger at debian.org
Wed Oct 3 09:06:55 PDT 2001


Because its overkill?  Why do you guys like to complicate things?
If its not cramping everything into the fewest tags possible, you're
trying to drag bloaty XML into the picture.  There is a happy medium,
guys.  Why can't anyone of you see it?

A)  If you overload information into the current, inappropriate tags,
    it takes more bloat and effort in the player code to unmunge the
B)  This is even moreso the case for XML, not to mention XML is bloat.

You guys only seem worried about "How will this look on winamp".  Well,
hey!  Hardly anyone plays classical oggs on winamp.  Most ogg users are
Linux/BSD/Unix users.  As long as we make sure our clients support the
tags, and lots of oggs start being made using them, eventually one of
the winamp guys will sniff over our standard and implement it, without
us even asking.  And WHEN THAT HAPPENS, we want that guys job to be as
easy as possible!  Don't complicate the parsing code!

I'll shut up now and whip up some demonstration code.

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Patrick Oscar Boykin wrote:
> This has probably been discussed too:
> Why not give and XML schema or DTD and use XML here?

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