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RE: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: Murali Mani <mani@CS.UCLA.EDU>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 15:32:06 -0700 (PDT)
I wish not to be sceptical -- but i might say the following --
let the community come up more for the necessity of binary form, and thus
we will have quality work on which we can build in stead of probably
"rushing"(??) things. let it slowly evolve.
Also I think at this point probably there is no strong enough need for
And I think standardizing binary XML seems slightly prohibitive at this
point of time. gzip etc sometimes might be good enough for the time
<warning>speaking for himself only</warning>
regards - murali.
On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> 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.
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