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   Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft FUD on binary XML...

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> That's the crux of this thread. Is the message that is transmitted *what 
> is transmitted* or rather *something else* that is encoded in the 
> message. If you are primarily looking from the vantage point of an 
> application which communicates with another application *as if via RPC*, 
> then the interface is primary and the bits on the wire are secondary. On 
> the other hand if you are sending a document from one place to the 
> other, then the document is primary. XML was not designed to be the 
> "perfect" RPC protocol. XML remains a great way to "encode" documents -- 
> saying this seems like a tautology -- because to a large extent the XML 
> *is* the document.

Fwiw, I think Jonathan is making an important point. It might help 
to draw an analogy between XML document transfer and the data: URI 

Bill de hÓra

Technical Architect


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