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Re: "Binary XML" proposals

On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Stephen D. Williams wrote:

> Wrong, at least in my proposal (in progress).  Everyone is thinking too
> narrowly here.  Creating an analogous hierarchy is only required when
> you have extensive metadata or operational data that you explicitly
> desire to be absent the main tree.  Even there, I have a 'DOM Delta'
> solution that makes this cheap.

I get the feeling your approach is more aimed at random access to XML
files, while I am thinking of a stream format for networking - there are
demands for both; random access formats can provide direct access to
subsets of vast documents, but the creation of the index for this usually
precludes streaming.

> sdw


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