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

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 22:52:21 -0500 (EST)

Peter Stark writes:

 > The "binary XML" defined by the WAP Forum is a format for tokenized
 > XML.  It's supported by cellular phones with WAP browsers, e.g.
 > http://www.nokia.com/phones/7110/index.html. Element and attribute
 > names are replaced by binary values to make parsing cheaper in the
 > client. It does, however, not support all XML features. For
 > example, XML namespaces are not supported.

If named elements and attributes are supported, then so are
namespaces; the client just has to do a little more work to find them.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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