Blogging Task 7

31 10 2009

JSON
JSON, short for JavaScript Object Notation, is a lightweight computer data interchange format. It is a text-based, human-readable format for representing simple data structures and associative arrays (called objects).

It is easy for humans and computers to use
However it has security issues
Compared to XML
JSON maps straight to the data structures and is far more simpler
about its strengths and weaknesses, particularly in comparison to XML

Simplicity
XML is simpler than SGML, but JSON is much simpler than XML. JSON has a much smaller grammar and maps more directly onto the data structures used in modern programming languages.

Extensibility
JSON is not extensible because it does not need to be. JSON is not a document markup language, so it is not necessary to define new tags or attributes to represent data in it.

Interoperability
JSON has the same interoperability potential as XML.

Openness
JSON is at least as open as XML, perhaps more so because it is not in the center of corporate/political standardization struggles.

(http://json.org/xml.html)

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