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RE: [xml-dev] "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basic principles of MicroXML"

James's idea of what a document is may be a little abstract.  I'll have
to read that later.    There used to be a more or less accepted
distinction between Message Oriented formats and Document Oriented


-----Original Message-----
From: Rushforth, Peter [mailto:Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca] 
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 1:11 PM
To: Len Bullard
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basic
principles of MicroXML"

> It won't exactly get reinvented. Mauled and rebranded is more likely.

> I believe, and John can correct me, MicroXML is a JSON competitor 
> because it turns out XML is not the best solution to the problem it 
> was touted to solve: bits on the wire.  On the other hand, let's say 
> Microsoft makes noise with its Javascript patent, then JSON doesn't 
> look too healthy and that is precisely why markup if not XML was 
> invented and why keeping it free of application layers is A Good 
> Thing.

I thought MicroXML was a document oriented solution.  As such, t needsi
hypermedia controls.


If data also benefits in the process, good!


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