> Humberto wrote: > > > > Paos could also be modified to use a DOM->XML module rather than pickle > > > for storage (and even transport). > > > > Storage isn't a problem, but I think transport should definitely be in XML > > Why? Isn't Justin talking about a standardized DOM? I meant xml vs pickling. Paos uses pickling to write data across the network. I argue that loci should use xml, to enable reading the data streams with other tools. Again, we probably be storing xml files on disk as well, in case we want other tools to manipulate the files. > I'm a bit confused as to > where we should draw the line between DOM and XML. I'll take a guess...DOM > isn't on the filesystem while XML is :-) As far as I can tell, DOM is a method for representing XML files in internal storage, and an API for navigating inside the parsed file. Right?