December 2010 Archives

It Had to be Said: XML vs. JSON

James Clark in XML vs. The Web has finally said what needed to be said -- that XML is a singularly bad format for data transmission. Here is the crux of what Mr. Clark had to say:

It's "Yay", because for important use cases JSON is dramatically better than XML. In particular, JSON shines as a programming language-independent representation of typical programming language data structures. This is an incredibly important use case and it would be hard to overstate how appallingly bad XML is for this. The fundament…

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