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   Re: [xml-dev] Python and JSON vs XML???

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On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 13:45 +0100, Chris Burdess wrote:

> There's another, perhaps more important issue. JSON assumes that string 
> literals are Unicode; however, it doesn't appear to specify anything 
> regarding how Unicode characters are supposed to be translated into 
> bytes. The examples are trite, providing only representations of ASCII 
> data. You can therefore be absolutely sure that there will be character 
> encoding conflicts as implementers decide on their own what the 
> character encoding ought to be. The declaration and content model for 
> comments is also implicit.

Good point, but not so for Python.  Python supports a source code
encoding declaration:


Uche Ogbuji                               Fourthought, Inc.
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Use CSS to display XML, part 2 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss2-i.html
XML Output with 4Suite & Amara - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/04/20/py-xml.html
Use XSLT to prepare XML for import into OpenOffice Calc - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-oocalc/
Schema standardization for top-down semantic transparency - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think31.html


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