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Re: Binary XML - summary of discussion to date
- From: "Al B. Snell" <email@example.com>
- To: Claude Seyrat <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 17:10:51 +0100 (BST)
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Claude Seyrat wrote:
> In your summary your forget to mention MPEG-7 which already defines
> a _generic_, compact and streamable binary format for XML.
Streamable, but nobody can find any dox to see if it's good for seeking
(pulling out a little bit of it from an XPath without needing to read the
whole thing, given random access to the entire thing)
Configuration files and interactive editing are killer apps for seekable
file formats, which can have a DOM interface.
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