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   Re: [xml-dev] XML and ConciseXML

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On your site (www.clearmethods.com) it says:
"a compact syntax called ConciseXML that is backward compatible with XML 1.0"
You might say you could write ConciseXML that is compatiable but then what is the point of using it? You are just writing valid XML.
Will it display in IE or NS
I doubt (really compatible eh?)
Part of the idea of XML was so it could be used for many things. from
websites to being used as an important part of the next Longhorn Windows.
The file system is based on XML. Office 11 will have document formats based
on XML and I can't see Microsoft including support for it in IE7. I am
already having problems with the lack of browser support for XML/XSLT. We
don't need to add a XML variation to the already packed standards pool. Some
of the ideas in it are good but it is not needed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Plusch" <mplusch@clearmethods.com>
To: "xml-dev" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Monday, 20 January 2003 05:48
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:
> 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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