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By wittgen
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Published: Dec 06 2007 / 04:09

Javascript Object Notation (JSON) is a fancy name for a simple idea: A web page can download data stored as javascript variables. It’s caused a buzz in the tech world because JSON is much easier to load, read and manipulate compared to XML. Also, parsing large XML files can be a large performance hit - JSON gives you an object, packaged up and ready to go!
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Alex Miller replied ago:

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Up vote just for use of the word "penetration"

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wittgen replied ago:

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fnarr fnarr, you said penetration.

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