Category Archives: XML

Communication is key

And simplicity is king. If you have a vestigial value in your XML/Web Service/Whatever, you can almost be certain that someone, somewhere will use it wrongly. Especially if they need to use one of those two values to submit to another one of your services.

With that in mind, remember to never, ever send any additional information unless absolutely necessary (and specifically requested with a whole set of use-cases).