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Personally, I would be very disappointed if binary tools consisted of 
anything more than pluggable parsers and serializers that use standard 
interfaces like SAX and DOM. If XSLT processors, etc. have to understand 
binary formats, we've lost.

-- Ron

Rick Marshall wrote:

> so here's a real problem - will things like xslt have to cope with both 
> formats? will tools have to include binary encoders/decoders? etc. these 
> are the real questions. will binary xml tools be exempt from processing 
> text, but text xml tools won't be? where's the advantage if both tool 
> sets have to cope with both formats?


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