689Re: [json] Re: JSON vs XML
- Jan 18, 2007At 12:06 PM 1/18/2007, Martin Cooper wrote:
>Says you. But the X in AJAX stands for XML, not a variable, and the articleI hate to burst your bubble.
>you quote is very clear about that. Whether he knew about JSON at the time
>is irrelevant; there are plenty of other formats that he could have talked
>about XML, and he defined Ajax in terms of it.
Actually the "X" stands for "XMLHttpRequest" as is mentioned in one
the answers that follows the article. Did you read the Questions and
Answers after the article. There is one answer that addresses this:
>Q. Some of the Google examples you cite don't use XML at all. Do IKen
>have to use XML and/or XSLT in an Ajax application?
>A. No. XML is the most fully-developed means of getting data in and
>out of an Ajax client, but there's no reason you couldn't accomplish
>the same effects using a technology like
>similar means of structuring data for interchange.
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