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RE: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: Al Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 20:08:16 +0100 (BST)
> Interesting RFC. they also find they
> have to cope with mixed models by altering
> the structure (the text tag).
"method 02 for the wonderful "deflate" algorithm which comes from the
- it's the new All Your Base! The invasion of the
(sorry, couldn't resist. Back to reality...)
The idea is sound, but including compression and encryption *within* the
data files is questionable; there is a justifiable (but also
attackable) argument for putting encryption and compression at the
transport level, rather than the encoding level.
Also, chunks are given numeric IDs, rather than human readable names; this
means that uses of the format aren't particularly meaningful without
external documentation stating the allocation of numeric IDs.
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