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  • From: Peter Flynn <peter@silmaril.ie>
  • To: "xml-dev@lists.xml.org" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:33:51 +0100

Re:  XML vs JSON
On 21/08/17 18:04, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Peter Flynn <peter@silmaril.ie> wrote:
>     [...] The most frequently-quoted objection was "IDs have to start
>     with a letter? What kind of **** is this? Ours all begin with digits..."
> None of C++, Java, Javascript or Python allow you to start an ID with a
> digit.  

Yes, but [I hope] no-one uses IDs in programming languages themselves to
store real-world object types (parts in a warehouse, for example).

Whereas with XML being touted as a way to store *data*, there was
potential for this conflict.


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