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Robin Berjon wrote:

> All of them? I'm (not so) sorry but without a little more prose here 
> that's still hand-waving and quite FUDish, if not just plainly, simply, 
> obviously wrong. There's a bunch of binary file formats out there that I 
> like as binary thank-you-very-much.

The point is XML. I assumed everyone realized that on the xml-dev 
mailing list we're talking about XML, but if that isn't clear let me 

Binary file formats that call themselves XML, binary encodings of the 
XML infoset, and the like, are broken and actively damaging to the XML 

If some data requires a binary encoding for some reason, as some data 
does, then it should not be encoded in XML, or anything that pretends to 
be XML.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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