Re: [xml-dev] Fast text output from SAX?
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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:|
I agree with most of what Len wrote. Two points should be addressed:
ASN.1 is based on certain assumptions that are not true of every
situation that needs better efficiency than XML 1.1.
What we need is detente between these two camps. They have
been battling for decades now. It is time to stop fighting and learn
to work *together*. We should use XML for text based stuff and ASN.1
binary encodings for the binary stuff. Anyone who isn't satisfied by
one of these two probably has a requirement so bizarre that there
isn't anything a general standard could do for them.
As an example shoehorning self-description into a format that was
explicitly designed in the opposite way doesn't seem like the best
path, to me.
No, it asked for the kind of discussion we have been having to happen
right here, on xml-dev:
That's what we are here to determine, but when the thread started, it
was a polite request to do this on the public list for this task, and
so far, I haven't received a single email from that list.
"The goal of this list is *not*
to become a flame-fest on this permathread -- xml-dev remains the
dedicated place for that -- but rather to allow the community to
feedback on documents produced by the WG, and to discuss items related
to the optimised XML with the group.
Thanks Bob. Enjoyable as always.
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