Sunday, December 5th, 2010
At least in terms of cool Web stuff, JSON replaced XML long ago. But the story keeps trickling down. Semi-pivotal events appear to be recent moves by Twitter and Foursquare to remove XML support from their Web APIs, settling solely on JSON. In the wake, no less than XML crew member James Clark has taken a slightly more appreciative stance on JSON. XML grew too complex, he admits. It doesn’t work well with programming language data structures, he concedes. Still, the occasion is also an occasion for some equivocating, or whimsy. He wonders if there is a place for XML in the brave new Web world of the future.
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Writes James Clark:
And he continues:
XML vs the Web – Clark’s Random Thoughts blog
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