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RE: Fwd: [xml-dev] Not using mixed content? Then don't use XML

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From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 9:39 PM

I would like XML to have a future.  I do find it easier to work with this style of markup than with the compressed forms typical of, for example, JSON.

XML has much going for it, in particular a better understanding of (and tools for) transformation than its competing communities.

If we want XML to grow, though, we're going to have to incinerate our allegiance to schemas, and start valuing flexibility.


Like other people on this thread, I have found the discussion fascinating. As an academic, I have been able to influence my university to include XML and Web Services as a subject for a master's degree with a specialisation in Web Engineering (undergraduates, in my opinion, are not quite ready to deal with XML except in purely application developmental terms).

From the beginning, I found XML as a big jump on all proprietary competitors. IMHO, XML and associated technologies cover, or attempt to, the whole wide world. I have no objection to that. In contrast, JSON and technologies cited in this thread address only some corners. In other words, I completely endorse Simon's sentiments about XML's future and the schemas.

Dr Yogesh Deshpande

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