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RE: XML2.0: Truncated End Tags (Was: Fixing what's broke)

  • From: "David Lee" <dlee@calldei.com>
  • To: "'Len Bullard'" <cbullard@hiwaay.net>, "'Pete Cordell'" <petexmldev@c...>, "'rjelliffe'" <rjelliffe@a...>, "'Xml-Dev''" <xml-dev@l...>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 20:25:00 -0500

RE:  XML2.0: Truncated End Tags (Was: Fixing what's broke)
Sorry don't buy that at all.

The biggest users of JSON are Web Developers who type and read <HTML> all
day long and in their sleep.  Angle Brackets are no new concept to them.

I don't think comparing JSON to Programming languages is appropriate.
It compares to *data* description not *programming* languages.

But I will give you this,  I don't like "programming" in XML  syntax.
As powerful as it is,  I have a hard time with XSLT,  and prefer XQuery

Maybe it is the "<" after all !


David A. Lee

-----Original Message-----
From: Len Bullard [mailto:cbullard@hiwaay.net] 
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 8:12 PM
To: 'David Lee'; 'Pete Cordell'; 'rjelliffe'; 'Xml-Dev''
Subject: RE:  XML2.0: Truncated End Tags (Was: Fixing what's broke)

It's easier typing for people accustomed to curly bracketed languages.  

Consider it a composition cost.  When writers or programmers write, they
want to think in the concepts they are conceiving, not in the syntax, so the
fewer typing strokes they memorize to create a value pair or any other
expression regularly used is a net savings in human energy.

Some resistance comes from the costs of multiple hand-to-eye habits.  Unless
used a lot by the same person, these penalize the process with a
start-up/relearning time (maybe not long but rusty has a meaning), and
introduce more errors.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Lee [mailto:dlee@calldei.com] 
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 10:04 AM
To: 'Pete Cordell'; 'rjelliffe'; 'Xml-Dev''
Subject: RE:  XML2.0: Truncated End Tags (Was: Fixing what's broke)

If you really value conciseness above all else there is always attributes

{ "element" : { "a1" : "value1" , "a2" : "value2" }  }

<element a1="value1" a2="value2"/>

This whole "JSON is more compact" theory is a red herring.


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