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   Re: Is there anyone working on a binary version of XML?

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  • From: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>
  • To: "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw@lig.net>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 18:58:06 -0500

Stephen D. Williams wrote:

>I'm not trying to create a new way to recognize XML, but a more efficient
way to
>do all kinds of computer processing and communication with it.  Innordinate
>amounts of time, money, effort, CPU, and bandwidth are spent at the
>between programs and other programs, databases, file systems, networks,
>etc.  XML is a good general solution, but some situations require
>which is what I'm working on.

    Are you talking about using XML which is text or binary data which
isn't? XML itself isn't an interface, rather can be used as a data format to
develop interfaces. The DOM is an interface onto XML  documents which is
modelled after ... hmmm .... what the XML property set *would* generate if
it existed. This is the XML 'grove'. If you are talking about generating an
API or interface onto binary data which is similar to the DOM, I suggest
that the grove representation would be the most reasonable. The binary data
format's property set (if such exists) would be used to generate a DOM-like
interface onto the binary data.

    This deals with the interface issues on binary data formats. MIME deals
with standardized serialization issues on binary (and other) data formats.

    Perhaps you are proposing a binary data format which is in some fashion
similar to XML? Such a data format would have its own property set, grove
and set of interfaces. It would not be XML. I am suggesting that the use of
property sets, the grove formalism and generated interfaces would be the
most logical mechanism to develop a system designed to be similar to XML yet
deal with binary data formats.

Jonathan Borden

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