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Friday, February 01, 2002

table.xmltotable (tcp.httpreadurl ("http://radio.weblogs.com/0100237/gems/exportcopy2.xml")) 8:29:26 PM

A picture named weblogsComScreenThumb.gifDo you use the Weblogs.Com interface that's built into Radio? If not, please check it out. It presents the changes in the popular list of changed weblogs maintained by Weblogs.Com, but instead of seeing all the blogs that changed in the last three hours you see which of your favorite weblogs have changed in the last 24 hours. It's a more manageable interface, and ever more important as Weblogs.Com grows. Programming your favorites is done with a simple point and click interface, just like the News Aggregator, but for weblogs. 7:15:23 PM

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5:13:29 PM

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OK, I'm going to work with Robert and Aaron on getting Blogger content into Radio 8. Aaron started working on this here. Now, I'm going to suggest using a different XML format for the transition. Back in a minute with some pointers.

Here's the format I would use because Radio has verbs that take care of serialization and deserialization. Unfortunately that page doesn't have an example of the format. Ouch. Back in a minute with an example or two.

OK, here's an example, one of the archives of the voting for the Scripting News Awards for 2001. This was produced by a call to table.tableToXml and can be loaded into the object database with a single call to table.xmlToTable.

Why use these routines? Well, they work, that's one good reason. And because they're part of the built-in verb set it's highly likely that they will be kernelized some time in the future, so they'll run faster then. At one time xml.compile was a script, that's how stuff evolves in our world. We nail down a problem, let it burn in, start using it in our applications, and then when it's a fixture and frozen, we kernelize it so it's fast.

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