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On Tuesday 03 February 2004 04:37, Eric Sammer wrote:
> Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> > You might want to note that the offer of saving the profile is only
> > reliable in the case that certain steps have not been performed
> > manually.
> This is very true.
> > One might
> > give the option to redo things, or to review parts where some kind
> > of manual intervention has taken place.
> This is interesting. At risk of starting YA-Flame-War, I'd
> (personally) like to get a base system back end working before we get
> into pausing between steps and allowing users to muck around.
> Before everyone floods with "but I want to do some stuff manually,"
> take a deep breath and remember that I said *before* meaning that
> there's an *after* meaning it is inevitable. ;)
Just remember to use a progressive xml parsing strategy like SAX (forget
DOM) so at least you can do things as pause. In this case you just do
things as you find them in the xml file. If the file/pipe blocks you
have a pause, else you continue, all for free.
Paul de Vrieze
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