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RE: "Binary XML" proposals

On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Bill dehOra wrote:

> :*It's a myth that binary formats are somehow harder to read than
> :text-based formats.*
> I take your point, but do you mean "decode" (machine) rather 
> than "read" (people) ;)

Text files need decoding too!

It's purely a matter of ubiquitousness. Text viewers exist in *every*
OS. As do filesystem and zip-file and gzip and tar-file and
image and TCP/IP and PPP and ISO9660 CD "viewers", generally :-)

> regards,
> Bill