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Re: [xml-dev] List of differences between XML and JSON?

As a document-head rather than a data-head, how about "XML is designed as a mark-up language, JSON is not"

Thatís not meant to be denigration, by the way: you can mark up a mixed text document using JSON, but itís not particularly comfortable.


From: <Costello>, "Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Thursday, 30 April 2015 15:23
To: "xml-dev@lists.xml.org" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Subject: [xml-dev] List of differences between XML and JSON?

Hi Folks,


I am putting together a list of differences between XML and JSON. Below is the list that I currently have. Are there other differences, that I havenít listed?


JSON is often compared to XML. However, there are significant differences:

-          XML supports comments, JSON does not.

-          XML supports processing instructions, JSON does not.

-          XML provides multiple syntaxes to express things (e.g., attribute values can be delimited by either a single or double quote, attributes can be in any order), JSON does not have such flexibility.

-          XML uses canonicalization to convert the XML into a standard form, JSON does not need canonicalization since multiple forms are not allowed.

-          XML has namespaces, JSON does not.

Any other differences?


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