Heh... I don't believe so. I know a lot of people really like XML for what it does but I hate it for what it does. For example, how many bytes does it take to pass a single 10 digit negative integer using XML... 18.
How many bytes does it take to pass the same thing in an encoded ASCII file? 4... and that includes the sign.
How many bytes does it take to pass a single digit using XML? 8.
How many bytes does it take to pass a single digit in plain text ASCII? 1.
Heh... and to think people were worried about the extra 2 bytes to store 4 digit years just a couple of decades ago. :-D
Speaking of that, the good thing about XML (and HTML, for that matter) is network hardware had to get a whole lot faster, memory had to get a whole lot larger, disks had to get a whole lot bigger, and CPUs had to get a whole lot faster to handle tag bloat, de-entitization, and shredding.
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