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Re: Six Reasons Not to use XML Attributes

  • From: Tei <oscar.vives@gmail.com>
  • To: "xml-dev@lists.xml.org" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 14:05:32 +0100

Re:  Six Reasons Not to use XML Attributes
On 2 March 2012 14:51, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> 1.  XML attributes are specific to the XML data format. Other data formats,  such as
>    comma-separated values (CSV) and binary, don't have it. That is, taking a (element)
>    name with a (element) data value and then adding to that a (attribute) name/value
>    pair is specific to XML.

..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.

ℱin del ℳensaje.

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