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

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  • From: roddey@us.ibm.com
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 12:51:26 -0600

>Imagine that you have all the features of XML: structure, flexibility,
common format for
>interchange, but that you perform zero processing steps to import or
export the 'document'
>from a program.  (Actually, I'm thinking this would be done in chunks, but
essentially very
>few reads and writes.)

Actually, to be fair, there would be a somewhat non-trivial amount of bit
fiddlin' to get it out of whatever canonical binary format you put it in,
into the local byte order, floating point representation, byte boundary
alignment, etc... Though hopefully that couldn't be any worse than parsing

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