I have an application in mind which will record directory listings of a file
system in text form. That is, it should say something like:
File name is: abc.txt
Last modification date is: 2009-12-31T01:23
Read-only attribute is: True
Hidden attribute is: False
Of course, the obvious choice of a language for structuring this data is
some XML-based language. Can anyone point me to a language which already
exists for describing hierarchical structures of file attributes and
directory attributes, as in a file system?
I've done the obvious things to look: searched xml.coverpages.com, did web
searches, looked through the archives here and in comp.text.xml. I didn't
find any traces of such languages. The search was complicated a bit because
the search term "file attributes" gets lots of hits on the term attributes
as used in XML.
Please reply to me directly, and I'll summarise for the list.
Thanks in advance,
--Jim DeLaHunt from.xml-l "at" JDLH.COM http://jdlh.com/
Multilingual websites consultant, Vancouver, Canada