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Do you consider JSON as a prevailing standard for data-interchange?


More and more people in the industry consider JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) as a raising standard that "may" replace XML. Douglas Crockford, JSON architect, is presenting this standard as way simpler than XML, being simultaneously human- and machine-readable format.
Do you consider it is worth to consider JSON instead of XML?



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Opened by Antoine Fournier, Senior Customer Communication Platform specialst, Zurich Insurance
Jun 26, 2013.



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Martin Goetze Senior Consultant, ISIS Papyrus Europe AG
Sep 17, 2013

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JSON is presumably very efficient for data-exchange, but has limited application-value for elaborate data-description. While JSON can considerably reduce the overhead (~30%) which is important if data has to be transferred, e.g. in applications using websockets or AJAX environments, there are fields where more complicated descriptive capabilites are necessary, like e.g. for MathML which is based on XML. So from that point of view, and given the wide range of applications for XML, i think we are talking about two slightly different things, where none could really replace the other completely.

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Amaury Lesplingart CEO, Adenum
Sep 18, 2013

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Both can ( and will ) survive.
Json is mostly used by APIs or machines when XML is used by humans who need to read it or modify it.

It's a machine language VS a human readable language

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