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RE: "Binary XML" proposals

> Supporting an XML text based archival view of protocol messages 
> would be a lot easier if protocol designers could help themselves 
> to a useable binary XML encoding.

FWIW. The transport mechanism has a great impact on the
viability of verbose formats. Some protocols *strongly* favor
getting all the data out in one packet, for example, or
reward packing everything into 512 byte blocks.

In general, where parsing performance isn't *the* crucial
thing, text wins. In low-level protocols that are senstive
to data sizes, binary wins.