Logo for JSON

To be filed under "shoulda-woulda-coulda" and "no-shit-sherlock" and also "forgot-to-write-about-this-fifteen-years-ago"...

I have had to think about XML for the first time in a few years (for the curious, you can read this EPUB bug I filed). If XML had had an array type for simple values (strings), then instead of representing a list of values like this:

    <item value="abc" />
    <item value="def" />
    <item value="ghi" />

It could have been this:

<topLevel myList=["abc", "def", "ghi"] />

Would folks have abandoned XML for JSON so quickly?

§1210 · January 11, 2020 · Software, Technology, Web, XML · 1 comment · Tags: ,