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Posted Jul 9, 2009 at Chester French Demo
As I noted in my (admittedly pretty-long) article, I don't think there will ever be a sane XML-to-JSON mapping, since if it were possible to do this well then folks would just map from XML to the data structures in their programming language rather than worrying about JSON. I don't disagree with you that XML is useful in a number of scenarios, but developers clearly like the convenience of a data interchange format that has a similar type system to most programming languages and can thus be dealt with using normal programming language constructs rather than obtuse APIs. Out of interest, what language/framework are you using where XML is easier to process than JSON?
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I work at Six Apart on the TypePad Connect team. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2008 on Why do sites still publish RSS? at Apparently.me.uk
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Sure. I guess the question is aimed more at the underlying providers than the end-users. Folks with YouTube accounts don't decide to have RSS or Atom feeds, they just come with it. The question is why does YouTube provide RSS for all users? In the case of YouTube, I've learned that the reason is likely that MediaRSS is far better supported in RSS than in Atom, which is a pretty good reason that I can't really argue with. The answer isn't so clear for services like LiveJournal that are only publishing weblog entries for which Atom works just fine.
Commented Dec 14, 2008 on Money Where Mouth Is at Apparently.me.uk
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That is a fair question, but one that has quite an unexciting answer: I publish RSS feeds because I'm hosted by LiveJournal and they do it for me by default. Since you called me out, though, I will do what's necessary to filter out the LiveJournal-provided RSS feeds since in this particular case there is absolutely nothing that's in the RSS feed that isn't in the Atom feed.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2008 on Why do sites still publish RSS? at Apparently.me.uk
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Quite possibly. I'd have to go back and look and see what existing publishers are doing with atom:summary. My goal with media:description was to provide text to be used by a processor that understands the other media extensions, as opposed to a processor that's just looking at the stock Atom elements. That way the stock Atom elements (atom:content was the main one I considered, of course) can contain potentially-redundant information for the benefit of non-media processors.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2008 on Atom Media Extensions at Apparently.me.uk
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Peter, Thanks for your thoughts on this. Can you point me at some more examples of Atom feeds using MediaRSS? As I noted in my entry, the only examples I've found so far are Google's GData feeds, but it sounds like you're publishing it in a different way to them; I'd like to get a few different examples so that I can figure out what the best thing is to spec for AtomActivity's photo and video types. Based on what I've seen so far, rel="enclosure" is far more widely deployed than MediaRSS-in-Atom. Thanks, Martin
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Sure. The crux of my proposal was just moving the extension attributes out into a separate object so that it's clear which attributes belong to what extension. The format of the namespaces names isn't really important. I'd prefer to see them written in "DNS" order as a personal preference -- myextension.apparently.me.uk -- I don't think it really matters as long as everyone agrees on one approach. It could be argued though that adds yet more complication when it comes to reusing schemas, thereby forcing everyone to come up with mappings between the two so that existing vocabularies can be used. For example, Atom.2005.w3.org in JSON and http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom in XML, if I want to use the Atom vocabulary in JSON for some reason.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2008 on Extensible JSON at Apparently.me.uk
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I hear there are a few people who use Firefox as their primary browser. :) (Since I posted this I've noticed that it also works in the Android browser, so I assume that it'll work in Safari and Google Chrome too.)
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2008 on People Search at Apparently.me.uk
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Wow... thats ridiculous! When I first saw it I didn't think it was actually a real, living dog. It's a funny old world.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2008 on creative poodling at .tiff
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Wow... thats ridiculous! When I first saw it I didn't think it was actually a real, living dog. It's a funny old world.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2008 on creative poodling at .tiff
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YAY TPC!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2008 on TypePad Connect = Happy .tiff at .tiff
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YAY TPC!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2008 on TypePad Connect = Happy .tiff at .tiff
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:)
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Me too!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2008 on Going to OSCON at bulknews.typepad.com
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I remember hearing somewhere that it actually takes more energy to eat a rabbit than your body is able to extract from it. Do you still feel hungry after you eat rabbit? Maybe some of the other ingredients make up for the leanness of the rabbit meat, I guess.
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I remember hearing somewhere that it actually takes more energy to eat a rabbit than your body is able to extract from it. Do you still feel hungry after you eat rabbit? Maybe some of the other ingredients make up for the leanness of the rabbit meat, I guess.
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Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2008 on revolutionary trackback at dancing fool
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