OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] Fast text output from SAX?

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
I agree with most of what Len wrote.  Two points should be addressed:

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.
ASN.1 is based on certain assumptions that are not true of every situation that needs better efficiency than XML 1.1.
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.
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.
No, it asked for the kind of discussion we have been having to happen right here, on xml-dev:

"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.


swilliams@hpti.com http://www.hpti.com Per: sdw@lig.net http://sdw.st
Stephen D. Williams 703-724-0118W 703-995-0407Fax 20147-4622 AIM: sdw


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS