> The impression I have is that (to misquote Churchill) XML is the worst
> option available, except for all the others.  We need something that can
> represent a fairly complex data structure, easily supports addition or
> removal of particular fields in the structure (including fields not
> foreseen in the original design), is not hard for programs to parse,
> and is widely supported --- ie, "not hard" includes "you don't have to
> write your own parser, in most languages".  How many realistic
> alternatives are there?
>
> One realistic alternative may be JSON: parsers for nearly all languages are
freely available; everything web-affected speeks it perfectly; it's easier
on the eye then XML, less bytes per information, addition and removal of
fields as well as complex structures are possible.

Harald




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