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Re: Towards XML 2.0

  • From: Stephen Green <stephengreenubl@gmail.com>
  • To: David Lee <dlee@calldei.com>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 13:39:46 +0000

Re:  Towards XML 2.0
> You cant do that with JSON either becaues you have to escape Quotes and \\
> Quotes are prety commonly used in 'plain text'

In either case the web developer feels let down in their hope of getting user
input into either XML or JSON format without what seems to be excessive
complication of escaping, etc.

Best regards

Stephen D Green

On 9 December 2010 13:27, David Lee <dlee@calldei.com> wrote:
> You cant do that with JSON either becaues you have to escape Quotes and \\
> Quotes are prety commonly used in 'plain text'
> ====================
> If it was just a string, you could construct the xml by concatenating
> strings and then write it to disk, job done, no problems.
> Currently you have to use a proper serialiser (because of namespaces,
> encoding, escaping etc), and doing that requires a fair amount of
> effort - you have to use (and learn) a library of some kind and write
> lines and lines of code... all of which baffles and frustrates a
> non-xml dev when all they want to do is create some simple xml.
> --
> Andrew Welch
> http://andrewjwelch.com

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