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

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Alaric B Snell wrote:
> Jonathan Borden wrote:
>> On the contrary, I'd say that only those folks who are concerned with 
>> binary goo are concerned with encodings. Folks that deal with text, 
>> i.e. XML, don't generally have to be concerned (to a significant 
>> extent) with encodings, which is the *big win* of XML.
> Hmm? XML is just an encoding.

Well, no, it's not. It it were, you'd be able to get two people to agree 
on the answer to the "of what?" question. XML is just a syntax. Maybe 
your application layer uses XML to encode some information, but that is 
your application's problem, not XML's.

Robin Berjon


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