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I agree with much of that, but it flies in the face of 
experience in some cases.

1.  Real time 3D:  it needs performance and it needs 
an addressing strategy into the performant format.  
VRML customers demand a binary.   Is that a closed 

2.  XAML has to be compiled to run fast.  Is that a 
closed system?

3.  What do you mean by 'interoperability' and how 
does it relate to coupling strategies?

The rules of thumb for coupling databases and performant 
rich clients aren't the same.  Comments?


From: Michael Rys [mailto:mrys@microsoft.com]

[Michael Rys] You mean like the format used in the .doc files? :-)

Binary XML in my opinion flies in the face of loosely-coupled
interoperability. By adding a "standard" binary XML format (be it based
on ASN PER/BER or some other scheme) the interoperability gets
bifurcated and the advantage of a single, auditable, interoperable
format to be used in loosely-coupled environments disappears. In
closely-coupled systems, you can use something else than XML (or a
binary format). Since the coupling is closed, you do not need to follow
a standard (although there are some reasons why you still may use XML).


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