Re: [mmox] XML serialization

Jon Watte <> Mon, 23 February 2009 22:35 UTC

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Meadhbh Hamrick (Infinity) wrote:
> the existing serialization is in current use by SL, OpenSim and PyOGP, 
> so there's probably going to be a lot of resistance to changing 
> something that currently works and is deployed.

Honestly, for a vendor neutral standard, I don't think that argument 
holds much water.

I have put a write-up of the high-level points I want to see addressed 
for LLSD to work as a general purpose data description language for 
interoperable virtual worlds here:

Note that it is not an in-detail specification edit, because it 
addresses a large number of concerns -- instead, it's a checklist of 
in-detail edits that would have to be done for LLSD to "fit the bill" in 
my opinion. However, I'm not sure that we should actually make all those 
edits just yet, because I think it's still too early to actually decide 
to standardize a data interchange description language.