RE: ConciseXML arguments
1.) XQuery and XPath do not have anything to do with XML 1.0 syntax wise. Anyone who thinks there should be a relationship between the syntax of a data format and the mechanism used to manipulate it must have drank a bit too much from the Lisp fountain. CSV was around long before XML 1.0. 2.) Really? <KVpair> <key>I can be anything even <mixed-content />, amazing huh?</key> <value>So can I.</value> </KVpair> -----Original Message----- From: Mike Plusch [mailto:mplusch@c...] Sent: Sun 1/19/2003 9:52 AM To: xml-dev Cc: Subject: ConciseXML arguments 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. People invent new syntax all the time to avoid XML 1.0. For example, XPATH, XQuery, string encodings, CSV data, etc. 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.
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