>> I still think there's more mileage in exploring new APIs, especially for >> Web browsers, and maybe event-based transformations like some of the >> work done at JustSystems, than in changing the underlying syntax, today. > Seconded. Trying to re-invent XML is a much larger effort, and I've yet > to here a compelling business case for it. On the other hand, there's > very compelling business cases being able to use XML directly in the > browser, whether via APIs or via some other method. > The problem is that an API is always going to be complex if the data you are processing doesn't match the type system of the language used to process it (I hate the term "impedance mismatch" but that's what we're talking about). To make programming easy, you either have to design a data format that matches the programming language (JSON-JS), or you have to design a programming language that matches the data (XML-XSLT). Michael Kay Saxonica
[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format