[rfc-i] Graceful degradation is key, was: Re: draft-hildebrand-html-rfc

Phillip Hallam-Baker hallam at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 11:22:00 PDT 2012

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:
>>No, you can't use tools like grep because once you've found something, you
>>can't see that what you found properly if it doesn't display fully on the
>>command line.
> I grep xml all the time.  It does help to know a little bit about
> regular expressions, but I expect that now I've set us up for rants
> about how REs are too complicated, nobody understands them, they're
> impossible to use, and so forth.

I am pretty sure that if using grep on XML was a problem someone would
have written a tool or extension to fix it long since.

> R's,
> John
> PS to Phill: I grep from my command line, frequently as part of a more
> complex shell command.  So sue me.

But do you use it to read documents?

I stopped using the command line for that when I discovered Xman.

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