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Re: terra incognita


> > XML is just a Comma Separated Values
> > on steroids.
> >
> > People do use Comma Separated Values for
> > serialization and for import /export of everything,
> > so I don't understand why can't we use XML as
> > a serialization 'language'.
> You can but there are issues such as
> a.) XML is not as efficient as a serialization technology as other methods
> especially over the network (although if use HTTP and gzip encoding this
> be improved)

... 'other methods' ... such as ?

> b.) Using XML involves becoming conversant with a quarter to half a dozen
> buzzword technologies that seem to confound the average programmer and
> leave experts unsure of their worth (from SOAP to namespaces to schemas
> more)

So XML has buzzwords. How does it prevent me from using
XML as a 'seralization language'? I think this is irrelevant.

> c.) XML was originally designed to deal with text primarily and not binary
> data, this shows itself from time to time when using XML as a data
> serialization and is partly the cause for the intense discussion in the
> 1.1 thread.

So there is some thread in XML-dev mailing list. ( BTW, my oppinion is that
'XML is for text, so there should be no control characters involved' )

How does it prevent me from using XML as  a 'serialization language'.
I think this is irrelevant.

I still think that serialization into brutal XML's  subset is a nice,
practical design.

What I'm missing?



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