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XML Doesn't Suck

2003-03-28 17:39:44.758856+00 by TC 1 comments

Maybe XML Doesn't Suck. Hey! I said maybe. I think the concept of XML is cool and "maybe" some day the implementation won't suck.

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#Comment made: 2003-03-28 20:04:44.371951+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just to back off from my rhetoric in the previous discussion: The main reason that XML sucks is that it makes you do things that are usually a good idea anyway. Yes, it's overfeatured as a data transfer language and underfeatured as a markup language, but the real problem is that what XML really does is expose data quality and structure issues in some seriously nasty ways.

Well, that and all of the parsing overhead, which is the real thing that article above misses.