[wp-hackers] Fwd: [GSoC 2013]: Import/Export

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Apr 22 16:01:52 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM, zhaoyic <zhaoyic at gmail.com> wrote:
> A short description of the project:
> The existing importers/exporters use XML. This project would convert
> these two plugins to use JSON for a leaner, less error-prone
> import/export experience. Applicants should be familiar with the
> import/export plugins and JSON.

What Daryl said with regards to attachment filesize.

Additionally, JSON is not some kind of Magic Bullet, and realistically
it is not any more descriptive than XML is or can be (in fact, the
truth is quite the other way around). Just converting to JSON doesn't
actually get you anything of real value.

Adding attachments and widget support and similar are worthy causes,
but converting to a JSON format instead of XML isn't necessarily a
pre-requisite for doing that.


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