XML VS JSON

Both JSON and XML can be used to receive data from a web server.

JSON = XML

  • Both JSON and XML are “self describing” (human readable)
  • Both JSON and XML are hierarchical (values within values)
  • Both JSON and XML can be parsed and used by lots of programming languages
  • Both JSON and XML can be fetched with an XMLHttpRequest

JSON != XML

  • JSON doesn’t use end tag
  • JSON is shorter
  • JSON is quicker to read and write
  • JSON can use arrays

I will recommend to use JSON why? because it is parsed into a ready-to-use JavaScript object. XML on the other hand is difficult.

JSON is WINNER

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