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Would all news journals use XML?

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Large news journals nowadays have a website, an Android app and an iOS app. That means that they will store their news stories in some sort of universal storage language. Would they all use XML, or are there alternatives? I'm assuming they are not using tabular databases, and that apps cannot read/render HTML.  

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I would place my bets on most large websites using tabular databases because they are very efficient. I do believe that a lot of phone apps render HTML and CSS as well since it's a really convenient way to specify the layout of text and media.

XML is not a good language, neither for transferring data nor storing it. It has too much redundant information and is slow to parse. For transferring data in a human-readable format, JSON is currently the best option.

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