Re: XML's place in the world
Peter Hunsberger wrote: > The one place I still see a need for such types of XML is when you're > doing cross domain integration and signatures, encryption, > authentication, etc. become part of the exchange process. JSON > doesn't seem to have all the pieces lined up to push XML (SOAP or > otherwise) out of this space (yet)? That's an excellent point, especially on the data interchange front. Much of that infrastructure is tightly bound to XML as well, so isn't easily replaced. > There's a lot of capability that has been built around XML that still > needs to be replicated in the other spaces so I think it would be > premature to declare any kind of overwhelming trend. At this point I > perceive what is going on as more as people reacting to the flaws in > the current XML world and testing out alternate strategies to see if > they do any better. Whether these alternate strategies will, in the > long run, grow to have as many capabilities (and flaws) as XML remains > to be seen? Fair enough. I think another way of putting it is that XML is slowly losing its status as the default format in fields where it once seemed (rightly or wrongly) the obvious answer. -- Simon St.Laurent http://simonstl.com/
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