XML alternatives [was Re: [Beowulf] What services do you run on your cluster nodes?]

Tod Hagan tod at gust.sr.unh.edu
Thu Sep 25 18:53:42 EDT 2008


On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 15:20 -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> ...XML...The fundamental problem is (as Don said as well) that as far as I know
> there ARE NO really good solutions to the problem of the representation,
> encapsulation, and transmission of hierarchical data structures in a
> portable and efficient way.  If you know of one, please correct me (and
> that isn't a sarcastic request but a serious one).

I don't know if you consider them 'good solutions', but two alternatives
to XML are YAML and JSON:

YAML:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAML
http://yaml.org/

JSON:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON
http://json.org/

Tod

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Tod Hagan
Information Technologist
AIRMAP/Climate Change Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-3116


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