simple search api (was Re: mimetype standardisation by testsets)

Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen mikkel.kamstrup at
Sun Dec 3 15:24:51 EET 2006

2006/12/3, Joe Shaw <joeshaw at>:
> Hi,
> Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen wrote:
> > Just a quick idea,
> >
> > How about using JSON ( <>) as to
> > represent the query objects (instead of xml)?
> I'm reluctant to do this because I'm not sure how comprehensive the
> stacks are for C#.  The XML stacks we have -- the built in one in Mono,
> or libxml2 for C -- are very mature parts of the platforms.
> > It is light, easily readable, widespread, and there is possibility to
> > write extremely fast parsers.
> Maybe, but we should be focusing our efforts on building the search
> software, not on hot-serialization-technology-of-the-day parsers.

Right. I was just airing the idea. I was thinking that it might be "simpler"
in some way, ut after playing around a bit with pen and paper, I actually
think that XML is the simpler solution.

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