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RE: "Binary XML" proposals

David Brownell wrote,
> Binary formats are bad because they tend towards being 
> proprietary, and that's the last thing that should happen to 
> the world's next "intellectual commons".

True in the document world, perhaps. But not so obviously true
in the protocol world. For example, DNS question and answer 
payloads are an example of an open, structured, binary format.
There are many others.



Miles Sabin                               InterX
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