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Re: XML Alternatives

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Date: 2/12/2008 3:21:00 AM
On 11 Feb, 20:33, wrote:
> XML was designed for text documents and publishing. If you are
> considering XML for general data (serialization, configuration etc.) I
> would like to invite you to a page about xml alternatives:
> Any comments are invited.

FWIW - I developed a data language called Lumas.  You can find out
more about it at:

Encoded messages look a bit similar to Harpoon, although Lumas lists
are of the form:

    foo = 1,2,3,4,5

It also has a C-like message definition langauge (or schema definition
language if you prefer), which I think most other alternatives are
currently missing.


Pete Cordell
Visit for XML C++ data binding


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