XML alternatives [was Re: [Beowulf] What services do you run on your cluster nodes?]

Abhishek Kulkarni abbyzcool at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 16:35:43 PDT 2008


On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Tod Hagan <tod at gust.sr.unh.edu> wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 15:20 -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> > ...XML...The fundamental problem is (as Don said as well) that as far as
> I know
> > there ARE NO really good solutions to the problem of the representation,
> > encapsulation, and transmission of hierarchical data structures in a
> > portable and efficient way.  If you know of one, please correct me (and
> > that isn't a sarcastic request but a serious one).
>
> I don't know if you consider them 'good solutions', but two alternatives
> to XML are YAML and JSON:
>
> YAML:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAML
> http://yaml.org/
>
> JSON:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON
> http://json.org/


Just to add to the list --

{canonical, } s-expressions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-expression
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonical_S-expressions

Again, I am not claiming that it's a 'better solution' or not. YOMV.


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> Tod
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