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   RE: [xml-dev] PSVI formalization

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On Thu, 2002-05-09 at 14:21, Bill de hÓra wrote:
> XML inefficiency is a red-herring wrt the PSVI.

XML's perceived information representation inefficiency appears to be a
key motivator of the PSVI.  The more or less complete difficulty of
representing the PSVI directly in XML suggests that there are some
genuine efficiency issues to consider - whatever direction you may
choose to follow them.

Cases like base64 and hexBinary may be outliers, but they're worth some
serious consideration.

> I can't see how a binary format helps. The metadata will still need to
> be applied.

Sure - but you can build the metadata information directly into the
format rather than going through a parse-and-then apply approach.  A new
format would at least provide an opportunity to represent PSVI
information directly.

Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!


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