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JSON handling is very static. The entire JSON structure must be predefined and we can only string-substitue into values. When API calls require certain keys to be included or excluded depending on the operation, this means we must create multiple copies of the API call with different JSON request structures. This duplication is wasteful and error-prone.
With XML, we have XSLTs that can contain control structures to generate any XML we require, and then pass that into a single API call.
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How will this idea be used?
This will allow us to use APIs that take JSON input without having to create multiple copies of an API call with many entry-validation steps into each.
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