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   Re: [xml-dev] Is there a use for standardized binary XML (was RE: Micros

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tbray@textuality.com (Tim Bray) writes:
>.... with the most significant difference between XML and the other 
>options being the copious availability of good free software for many 
>language/platform combinations XML.  As long as this difference 
>obtains, these endless discussions of the relative benefits of XML and 
>ASN.1, or the utility of ASN.1 as a transfer format, will remain 
>profoundly uninteresting.

The reverse of this is important as well:

Much of the use of XML in the world can be attributed to the existence
of a large and cheap toolset, not to XML's natural applicability to the
problems being solved.

I'd like to see a few more better mousetraps get going.


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