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Respectfully, it is my opinion that those that question whether we need
a "one-size-fits-all-binary" XML are making assumptions about how much
of a negative tradeoff must be made in an optimized format. Certainly
with solutions like ASN.1 encoding, I would agree that the negative
tradeoffs are unpleasant (fixed schema 'compilation', etc.).
I believe however that several aspects of processing and representation
can be optimized without severe tradeoffs and with a large net positive
impact. That's what we should assume is possible and work toward.
One aphorism that I have always liked:
"Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it."
Or the other saying by Joel A. Barker (according to:
"The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to
make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future."
And yes, I have code. I'm going back to it now.
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>Three doesn't go with one and two. That
>is the old bugaboo about scaling that some are
>beginning to realize is mythInformation in the
>web lore. The question is always 'interoperate
>with which systems?'.
>The web is not an information space, or at
>least, not one information space. That is
>lore. It is lots of little systems interoperating
>with each other and some of them using HTTP
>to do that to create small and large 'information
>spaces' within the same addressing system.
>Formats vary by system. URIs are always URIs.
>That brings us back to the real issue: do
>we really need one-size-fits-all-binary?
>I for one, doubt we do. Some of us do need
>a binary. Some sizes fit most and I think
>that that is what some think they will get
>from this WG. We'll see.
>From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>I think we may have this set of choices:
>1. Minimum size
>2. Maximum Speed
>Pick any one. :-)
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