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Re: Six Reasons Not to use XML Attributes

  • From: Alex Muir <alex.g.muir@gmail.com>
  • To: David Lee <dlee@calldei.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 20:34:29 +0000

Re:  Six Reasons Not to use XML Attributes
I feel like you 2 are talking about different things.

Maybe some examples will clear up what Tei oscar.vives@gmail.com was
making an example of in my thoughts.


On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM, David Lee <dlee@calldei.com> wrote:
>> ..such as JSON.    Serializing XML data to JSON force the writter of
>> the converter to take decisions. Since JSON is javascript, you don't
>> have "attributes" for attributes (cough), you have attributes and his
>> value. So theres not a unique way to turn XML into JSON, and that is a
>> bad thing.
> I agree this is annoying, but disagree its "bad".   The differences between XML and JSON go WAY beyond attributes.
> By the time you turn XML into a format which has only one interpretation in JSON you will have JSON.
> That means, to me, that yes its difficult and annoying having to convert between XML and JSON ... but it's  not a "bad thing".
> Any more then say converting from  Unicode to Ascii is "bad" or converting from Lisp to Prolog is "bad".
> ----------------------------------------
> David A. Lee
> dlee@calldei.com
> http://www.xmlsh.org

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