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Jeremy Falcon wrote:
in the 90s when MS started pushing XML like crazy.
It most definitely was not limited to MS! I never even expired them as very dominating in the XML rush. It was always the *nix guys who insisted on all information in the system being stored as 7-bit ASCII so any hacker would be able to modify any system data using ed for modifying it.

To pick one example: Open Office XML entered the market several years before MS changed from binary formats to OOXML.

I never loved XML (and some of the tools even less than the plain XML format, e.g. XSLT). I went to a Digital Library conference around 2002, and for the first twelve presentations I visited, eleven of them made a major issue of their use of XML and all its benefits. Methinks not. But the issue was not up for discussion; it was settled, carved in stone: "XML is good for you! Always!"

After XML we went into a period of 'Every decent programmer has his own data description language'. One project I was in - and it wasn't a very big one - used four different description languages, all of which covered the same functionality. If JSON is the one to kick out all the others, it is a step forward, no matter its weaknesses. But it seems like new alternatives keep popping up all the time. Maybe JSON is The Answer this year, but I am fully prepare for it being thrown to the wolves within a couple of years.
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