Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Use and Abuse of XML

This may be considered a rant by some, but here goes.

XML is a data structure which is easily parsed by 3rd party applications. This does not mean that the data can be easily interpreted as information, that is the responsibility of the XML data designer. Depending on your audience, you may have to spell out units (pounds, kilograms, minutes, seconds, etc.). Also, XML IS NOT FAST. Do not use XML between internal components in your application if at all possible.

Thank you for your attention.

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