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Re: [xml-dev] XML-formatted data or XML-encoded data?

To me, XML-encoding is a synonym for XML-escaping: ie convert < to &lt; and so on -- XML-encode this text means make this text safe for inserting into some XML.

but XML format is in contrast to other data formats like CSV, JSON, etc.


On 01/20/2015 01:45 PM, Jim Melton wrote:

When I need to express this kind of sentiment, I word it as "The data marked up in XML...". To me, formatting is a process that makes something attractive (relatively speaking, of course), closely related to rendering. Encoding is, to me, a way of representing characters in some binary scheme (e.g., Unicode UTF-8).

I recognize that neither of my definitions are universally accepted.

Hope this helps,

At 2015-01-20 09:51, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
Hi Folks,

Which of these is correct:

    (1) The XML-formatted data is ...

    (2) The XML-encoded data is ...

    (3) Something else (what?)


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