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Re: Request: Techniques for reducing the size of XML instances

Al Snell wrote:
> That's certainly in keeping with some of the binary XML approaches - the
> distinction between "binary" and "textual" is bogus, really, ...

Is it (bogus)? 

Isn't there a significant difference between between parsing for delimiters 
(and requiring escape mechanisms for delimiter characters in data) and 
reading, say, length codes and following fields of the given lengths (not
that that's the only form of "binary" formats, of course)?

Daniel Barclay
Digital Focus