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References to 'optimized XML' without a clear
set of definitions for this. The slippery slope
is evident. Again, this discussion will likely
come up on the public binary list.
It's not just another tool. It is another format
or encoding. Very big difference.
From: Robin Berjon [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> This will open Pandora's Box.
> Some applications do need a binary, such as X3D,
> and are moving smartly to design one.
And not surprisingly Web3D is part of the WG.
> Terms such as 'optimized XML' scare me.
Sometimes you need to reach into XML and use XPath. Sometimes you need
to transform it and use XSLT. Or an API to it: DOM, SAX, etc. Sometimes
you need validation: RelaxNG, XML Schema... Sometimes you need optimised
interchange: you use an optimised format for XML, likely binary but not
It's just another tool.