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Re: "Binary XML" proposals

> <- It escapes me how code that has to eliminate whitespace, find element
> <- boundaries, match closing elements, etc. can be faster than your code.
> Put this way XML parsing does sound complex - but all you're really doing is
> matching a series of single characters and changing the state of some
> variables accordingly, storing some of the characters as needed. When a
> certain state is reached you call a handler. In processing terms it don't
> really have to do that much - certainly in the same league as Oleg's parser.

But isn't also true that you do not have to do this with a proper binary
format, and are therefore accessing fewer characters, in which case your
code will be faster? Probably not by a huge amount but it should be