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Web 2.0 Fundamentals: With AJAX, Development Tools, and Mobile Platforms by Kevin Nilson, Oswald Campesato

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CHAPTER 3JSON and XML

In This Chapter:

• Introducing the Concept of JSON and XML

• Working with JSON

• Ajax Libraries Working with JSON

• Advantages and Disadvantages of JSON and XML

• HTML and SGML Versus XML

• VXML and Comma Separated Values (CSV) as Alternatives to JSON and XML

• Advanced Example with Dojo and JSON

JSON, pronounced “Jason,” is a lightweight text-based computer interchange format. JSON is often used when serializing data for delivery over a network. Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a specification for creating custom markup languages.

3.1 INTRODUCING THE CONCEPT OF JSON AND XML

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) was invented by Douglas Crockford as a subset of JavaScript syntax to be a lightweight data format that is easily readable ...

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