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> Objects are not data - they are a proprietary/binary representation
> of data that need 'object-interpreters' on both ends.
Proprietary? No thanks. Binary? I'll sacrifice a few IP packets for
> And the wire
> may not be a wire - it might be a message bus which understands
> those objects.
Sure, but that's beyond the scope of my question.
> XML is data without any assumption of 'interpreters' on either
> end plus it does not impose a medium of transmission.
Okay, so it's a superset of objects on the wire.