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Adobe® ColdFusion® Web Application Construction Kit: ColdFusion® 10 Enhancements and Improvements by Ben Forta

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Chapter 11. XML Enhancements

Venerable old XML is not quite the popular data format nowadays. Most of the services you use on the Internet use JSON instead. In general, JSON is lighter and therefore more efficient for Ajax applications. But there are still many services out there using XML, and there are still some features that XML offers that are significantly more powerful than those provided by JSON. Two of these features are XPath and XSLT Transforms, and both features are greatly enhanced in ColdFusion 10.

ColdFusion XML and XPath

One of the most compelling tasks for which XML outshines JSON is filtering, or searching, against data. For many years, a technology known as ...

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