[wp-hackers] WXR compatibility

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 15 17:55:12 GMT 2009

Must the WXR importer remain compatible with all possible WXR exports,  
including those that aren't XML documents? If it must remain  
compatible, then WP can never use an WXR importer, and WP will need to  
stop claiming it is XML (as the de-facto standard will remain the  
status-quo of it not always being). If it doesn't need to, it makes it  
far easier for any other blogging software to write importers as they  
can use out-of-the-box XML parsers and be compatible with WP (instead  
of needing to write a parser of their own, which gets quite annoying  
if you can't copy/paste the GPL WP code).

Geoffrey Sneddon

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