I suppose we should go with standard XML, yeah. Just never been a fan of the format. :p
I don't think I'd have too much trouble adding Tags/Authors support to my hack spreadsheet in that format, thankfully.
I was thinking of grouping by tags, and leaving the option to view individual files at the bottom... although I don't see how it would be all that useful after everything would be ordered by tags. It could be useful until we manage to more or less implement and standardize the tag system, so that everything is finally nicely ordered.
I also had another silly thought: adding a credits generator button. Copying to clipboard the list of authors and their relevant hacks so that you can easily copy/paste into your mod's main topic.
But you know, that would just be giving in to human laziness. :/
Using a hack is not nearly as hard as making it... you'd think people would at least try to properly credit people for their work, but instead it's only a minority that does. Sad.
Which makes me think: prior to the current release, my XML had Choto's Mime hack in it, and fdc completely removed my Weapon Strike Fix hack (which was a misnomer, I'll admit), to replace it with his Elemental Fix hack thing, which COMPLETELY disables the features that I've built in MY hack (which allows to choose between weapon/ability elementals). Yeah, when I learned that, I was pretty fucking pissed. So I bet people have not used my hack in years
because it was gone.
Thanks a lot fdc