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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Why of XML

James Robertson writes about XML's ubiquity and yet lameness as a notation for configuration.

On the other hand "ini" files are equally lame, being too simplistic. And so we have a simple yet more expressive alternative in YAML which serves as a reasonable data notation that is printable, efficient, readable, streamable, maps well to popular dynamic languages, and so on... several things that XML is not.

1 comment:

Steve Austin said...

Interesting blog. I have a xml publishing blog.

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