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Re: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: Al Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Sean McGrath <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 10:38:05 +0100 (BST)
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Sean McGrath wrote:
> Vendors play on one of the programming communities most
> pervasive weakness - fixation on speed of execution at the expense
> of speed of change & speed of debugging.
> Programmer : "Why is it all hidden behind an API with the data
> stored in binary?"
That's talking about proprietary binary formats, which are what I'm trying
to prevent by aiming for a standard binary XML. Does that mean you're with
me now? :-)
There *is* demand for binary XML, because people are doing it out there as
Either they do it alone in their particular niches, creating
interoperability issues, or somebody with enough weight produces a decent
general purpose binary encoding that's easy to work with.
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