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RE: [xml-dev] XML's greatest cultural advantage over JSON


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jirka Kosek [mailto:jirka@kosek.cz] 
> > XML had a chance with an open-minded crowd of people eager 
> to embrace 
> > it.  By and large, we utterly failed to convince them.  Once other 
> > options emerged, they ran there.
> I think that story is different. Javascript in browser 
> doesn't have usable XML API (DOM is simply ... DOM), but 
> evaluating JSON with eval() at that time was very easy (do 
> you still remember E4X?). Also given the browser security 
> model you are unable to fetch cross-site XML resources, but 
> you can do the same with JSON-P. So with JSON it was possible 
> to walk around limitations in browser, nothing more.

If XML had a script tag that a browser could rely on (not to say good
support for hypermedia a.k.a. the Web), or perhaps just
a <?xml-script href="..."?> processing instruction, perhaps XML
could be available to javascript programs with no CORS restriction?

That would not change the API problem...

> With 
> better XML API in browser and more reasonable security model 
> situation between JSON/XML in Web front-end development could 
> be very different.


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