This might mainly be a “call-out” to Dave Winer, since he is continually
attempting to push RSS for all sorts of data that should be inherited around the web – although, he has
stated before that he likes JSON – I think – My memory is not so good, even my girlfriend has been
complaining about it.
Either way, I’m just going to take a small amount of time here to
list why I no longer like XML and RSS for portable data.
It’s too low-level.
XML and RSS are a markup language, of course. It’s very low-level code, and is generally
a pain to parse in any language. Which is why I prefer JSON.
It’s high-level code.
JSON is a very simple object – It’s basically an array of
data. Here is some XML vs. JSON: