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Re: Images embedded in XML
- From: Al Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Claude Seyrat <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 16:10:24 +0100 (BST)
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Claude Seyrat wrote:
> Indeed, the MPEG consortium is working on such binary encoding of
> XML description for the future MPEG-7 standard. The binary encoding
> uses XML Schema definitions to generate an highly compressed encoding
> schemes. Structure is coded when it is needed (optional elements) and
> data are coded in "natural format" i.e. integers are carried as 2's
> complement integers, float as IEEE 754, etc... BiM parsers can provide
> an enhanced SAX API.
That sounds nice and compact, but a little complex to become easily
mainstream... Ok, vote, people.
1) Do I help the XML community by pressing developers of SAX/DOM libraries
to implement BiM transparently?
2) Do I press on with the simpler format I'm considering that is designed
to superset XML rather than identically replace it?
Alaric B. Snell
http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/
Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software