1 Jul 2009

JSON is beautiful

It's human-readable rather than binary, is concise and doesn't make you blind like XML does, and maps cleanly into programming language data structures like arrays and dictionaries. In fact, it's defined as a subset of one (Javascript) and is code as well as data.

XML is a depressing example of the momentum of standardization, when a second-rate choice is made.

Hope it becomes a universal communication and data interchange format.

Once binary JSON is defined, the performance issue goes away, too.

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