Re: ConciseXML arguments
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 / "Mike Plusch" <mplusch@c...> was heard to say: | Out of the 50 email messages about | ConciseXML, almost all of the comments | have been of the sort: | "but ConciseXML is not XML 1.0!". | | Although this is a true statement, | how about any comments on the two | key problems that ConciseXML fixes that | are reoccuring issues across the industry. | | 1. XML 1.0 is verbose and is not suitable | for many applications that people would | like to use it for. Then why do they want to use it for that? | People invent new | syntax all the time to avoid XML 1.0. | For example, XPATH, XQuery, string | encodings, CSV data, etc. Yeah, and if I could turn back time I'd have worked harder to prevent some of those. | 2. There is not a single way in XML 1.0 to | represent data fields that have a key and value | where the key can be any type and the value | can be any type. <data> <key>key value</key> <value>value value</value> </data> And base64 encode the keys and values if they contain characters that aren't in XML 1.1. I'm not sure there's *any* value in what I've proposed but it satisfies the existence proof. OTOH, I'm not sure there's any value in being able to represent data fields that have a key and value where the key can be any type and the value can be any type in XML. Be seeing you, norm - -- Norman.Walsh@S... | The shortness of life can neither dissuade us XML Standards Architect | from its pleasures, nor console us for its Web Tech. and Standards | pains.--Vauvenargues Sun Microsystems, Inc. | -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Processed by Mailcrypt 3.5.7 <http://mailcrypt.sourceforge.net/> iD8DBQE+Kw/IOyltUcwYWjsRAr3DAJ9ifB8PiYMJzk7UUmvE0uCdMpZRUgCgi6Zy E1mz4MXrobtZI32OPqLLMBQ= =4Y8h -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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