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Re: [xml-dev] XML vs JSON

Agreed, Peter, but then Michael's assertion would amount to "XML is designed to represent XML data". The point is whether or not statements about the "purpose" of XML can really be upheld. Unless the purpose is broadened to: tree-structured information.

Peter Flynn <peter@silmaril.ie> schrieb am 23:59 Freitag, 18.August 2017:

On 18/08/17 20:44, Hans-Juergen Rennau wrote:

> And if
> <getFlights>
>      <departureAirport>CGN</departureAirport>
>      <departureDate>2017-08-18</departureDate>
> </getFlights>
> is a document, as I would suppose (as it falls into the scope XML has
> been designed for),

Technically, yes, for some value of the word "document".
In the Real World™ it's a data file that uses XML syntax.



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