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[nycphp-talk] RTML -- thanks

LY heli_travel at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 10 22:08:00 EDT 2003


thank you so much Carlos! your name is inside now! Sorry about
the inside out! Looks like I have a long lonely way to go ...

Thanks Again!

LY

--- Carlos A Hoyos <cahoyos at us.ibm.com> wrote:
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> since it has my name on the subject, I might as well answer it
> ;)
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> I haven't had much exposure to RTML, but as tech lead on a
> store migration
> from Yahoo, I played around with this code.
> I know RTML was developed by a small group of folks who didn't
> quite
> document it... my impression is that it's a holdover from the
> 'good old
> days' and that they don't know how to get rid of it. (yeahh, I
> know, I'm
> also thinking they should replace it with php).
> 
> Resources: I remember downloading an ebook ("RTML for Yahoo!
> Store") which
> was useless, think I lost the file, but if I find it I'll send
> it to you.
> I am not aware of any compiler or local environment to do
> local
> development.
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> I also remember that I felt the same frustration, since being
> not
> documented, an industry of "specialized firms" that make yahoo
> stores, and
> they are not releasing any documentation or knowledge that
> they might have.
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> It's still hard to believe why yahoo decided on a proprietary
> language,
> instead of some open standard... well, maybe they learned the
> lesson and
> that's why they are going for php now...
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> Carlos
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> Yes, you are right. but have to know it if I want the store be
> more like a website. Did you try to build a template? Is there
> a
> way I can edit it in local machine? what is the file 's
> extension? Can I just use IE or netscape to run it?
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> thanks for your help!
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> LY
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> --- Carlos A Hoyos <cahoyos at us.ibm.com> wrote:
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> > You might be speaking about the "yahoo store" proprietary
> > language.
> > They claim it's a "real programming language", but the only
> > time I had to
> > deal with it I found it quite hard to work with...
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> > Language overview:
> > http://shop.store.yahoo.com/vw/rtml.html
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> > Carlos
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