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   Re: [xml-dev] Binary XML == "spawn of the devil" ?

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On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 11:35:07PM +0100, Alaric B Snell wrote:
> Liam Quin wrote:
> >>Adding even more confusion is the fact that the CFP pretty much puts gzip 
> >>up against ASN.1 when there are many more solutions,
> >
> >I hope we do get more solutions offered in position papers.
> How can you compare gzip and ASN.1? One's a function from bit strings to 
> (ideally smaller) bit strings, one's a function from information to bit 
> strings.

I didn't compare them.  The CFP mentions ASN.1 because some people have
been experimenting with it; it wasn't intended to suggest anything
further, but to encourage a diverse response.  I couldn't give an
exhaustive list, because there isn't a limited set of possible ways
to share XML :-) so I mentioned two.  It's not at all clear to me that
they're mutually exclusive, too.

> So compare XML to ASN.1's BER or PER, and gzipped XML to gzipped BER or 
> PER.

That may indeed happen at the workshop.



Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, liam@w3.org, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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