Re: Following up on the good argument for XML thread, JSON is simpler and more space efficient, and seems to be catching on as a data interchange format!

From: rpost <rpost_at_pcwin518.campus.tue.nl>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:25:59 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <he6u0n$tlg$2_at_mud.stack.nl>



Casey Hawthorne wrote:

>I wonder what the trade-offs are between JSON, XML, and other data
>interchange formats.

Clearly, JSON's syntax is simpler than XML's. For mere compactness, something binary like Google Protocol Buffers is better.

XML has the advantage of coming with popular additional standards for data manipulation and validation: XPath, XQuery, XML Schema, etc.

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>Regards,
>Casey

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Reinier
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