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

On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 7:53 AM, Amelia A Lewis <amyzing@talsever.com> wrote:
> Also: JSON has arrays, which XML does not (they can be simulated,
> though the choice of technique for simulation may restrict things like
> nested arrays). JSON objects inside arrays have position, but no name
> (if the array is inside an object, then the name could be mapped from
> the keyname for the array member); JSON arrays inside arrays inside an
> object are somewhat more of a challenge.

I believe that it is not too-meaningful to compare an XML document to
a JSON object -- simply because they are waaay too different.

If one compares a JSON object to the XPath 3.1 map data type, it could
be established that these two are almost equivalent.

So, we can substitute the wanted comparison with a comparison between
the XPath map datatype and the document-node() datatype. This would be
more understandable to the XML community.

As for arrays (and nested sequences) -- they are there in XPath 3.1,
and arrays can be contained in maps and maps  -- in arrays, and arrays
in arrays, and sequences in arrays, so there isn't any expressive
superiority for JSON here.

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