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RE: Binary XML - summary of discussion to date
- From: Al Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Danny Ayers <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 20:35:45 +0100 (BST)
On Sun, 15 Apr 2001, Danny Ayers wrote:
> I could pick pretty much any target platform, pretty much any programming
> language, pretty much any application I could imagine (that needed data
> transfer and/or persistence) and use of-the-peg components for XML support.
XDR runtime libraries and development kits are probably more widespread
than XML runtimes, since an XDR toolkit of some kind comes with every OS
that can do NFS (certainly every Unix I've encountered), but because
hardly anyone knows this, very few programming languages have XDR or
ONC-RPC bindings :-(
Shame, really. If they did, then interoperable data transfer would be
considered a non-problem long ago...
The computer industry is unique for reinventing the wheel!
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