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Re: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: David Brownell <email@example.com>
- To: Al Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 17:54:39 -0700
> > Fragmenting a previously-unified (XML=text)
> > world by creating a binary variant seems a fine start, for any
> > organizations wanting to head that direction. Large vendors
> > can afford the duplicate investments, when they can forsee
> > it opens the door to more vendor lock-in. The rest of the world
> > may well prefer to do smarter things with their time/money
> > than helping raise more barriers to market entry.
> Hmmm... throwing petrol onto the fire here, how do you guys feel about XML
> schemas that feature non-XML sublanguages like XPath or the path thingies
> in SVG?
I certainly see the trend to "big fat XML" as increasing
barriers to entry for new vendors, and promoting customer
lock-in for current vendors. Don't you?