Is This A Bad Idea

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by zachsilvey, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    Is it a bad idea to use a plist file instead of a rss-specific xml file to pull remote data.

    plist files are just xml files and I am more familier with parsing data from a plist file than RSS so I don't see a downside.

    This file wouldn't be accessed all that often so I don't see a reason to use a database.
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Not a bad idea at all, potentially. plists allow much more flexibility than tightly-structured RSS files. Of course, you'll need to consider how you are generating the file on the server-side. Probably much more "help" for generating RSS than plist.
     
  3. zachsilvey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I am going to be dealing with updating the file and I will probably just use the property list editor. If I ever need to have someone else work with it I can write a quick application.
     

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