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690Re: [json] Re: JSON vs XML

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  • Peter Michaux
    Jan 18, 2007
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      On 1/18/07, Ken Robinson <kenrbnsn@...> wrote:
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      > At 12:06 PM 1/18/2007, Martin Cooper wrote:
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      > >Says you. But the X in AJAX stands for XML, not a variable, and the article
      > >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, such as plain text, HTML, JavaScript, etc. But he didn't, he talked
      > >about XML, and he defined Ajax in terms of it.
      >
      > I hate to burst your bubble.
      >
      > 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:

      From Garrett's article

      "The name is shorthand for Asynchronous JavaScript + XML"

      Peter
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