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   RE: [xml-dev] XML and ConciseXML

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The fact that you think you've expressed the same thing is the root of
your misconception.  From the XML document I can see that the document
was generated as a response to a method call, that methods may have one
or more params, that this method has returned only one, that this method
returned a double, and that this particular call resulted in a return of
the value 28657.

In your format, I get five meaningless symbols.

Even in your particularly silly example, I see reasons for preferring
XML.  Want to try again?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Plusch [mailto:mplusch@clearmethods.com]
> Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 12:48 PM
> To: xml-dev
> Subject: [xml-dev] XML and ConciseXML
> In case folks think I'm making this stuff up, I just got
> an email from the InformIT newsletter that reaches about
> 1 million developers.
> The featured article is called:
> "Processing XML with Java: Reading XML"
> "Reading an XML document is a complicated, error-prone operation.
> Elliotte Rusty Harold discusses how to use an XML parser to read the
> document for you."
> Here's the URL:
> http://www.informit.com/content/index.asp?product_id={30915BCB-25BD-40
> 89-A4BF-244D25BC7301}&011903
> The first XML document shown is the following:
> <methodResponse>
>   <params>
>     <param>
>       <value><double>28657</double></value>
>     </param>
>   </params>
> </methodResponse>
> In ConciseXML, it becomes the following:
> 28657
> Both forms are expressing the same thing, an
> integer returned from a method call.
> XML 1.0 took: 126 characters.
> ConciseXML took: 5 characters.
> Isn't there anyone out there who thinks it
> is ridiculous to have a syntax that uses
> 126 characters to express an integer?
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