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On Friday 06 December 2002 11:51, Bill de hÓra wrote:
> Robin Berjon wrote:
> > Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> >> There is no guarantee that the binary formats exported by one process
> >> make sense ton the next, even on the same architecture. I'm confident
> >> I can make sense out of XML on both ends. I'm not so sure about binary
> >> formats.
> > I've passed gzip'd data around boxes of different architectures, and I
> > tend to be pretty confident I can make sense of it on both sides.
> > There's no reason a well defined binary infoset couldn't make anyone
> > confident.
> Yet somehow we haven't managed to do that yet. All the stuff that
> interoperates is textual.
Apart from IP, DNS, TCP, PNG, GIF, JPEG... HTTP and HTML are relatively thin
slices in the Web stack :-)
> Bill de hÓra
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