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RE: "Binary XML" proposals

All of this circles back to "do we need a 
standard XML binary" and then "would a 
standard binary do enough jobs well-enough 
to make developing more powerful binaries 
per language less attractive"? 

W3C requirements make the barnyard gate 
as wide as the pasture. For deciding on 
features past the initial specification, 
they aren't of much use.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Murali Mani [mailto:mani@CS.UCLA.EDU]

One more mail for the day -- I think we should take a look once at
"XML in 10 points" - available at the W3C's page --

It emphasizes that XML will be a text format and not a binary format --
1. XML is a method for putting structured data in a text file
3. XML is text, but isn't meant to be read
5. XML is verbose, but that is not a problem

especially the explanation for 5 might be useful.