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Ronald Bourret wrote:

> This points out something that should be a requirement for binary XML: 
> lossless roundtripping. In other words, you should be able to go from 
> the text serialization to the binary serialization and back losslessly 
> (within the confines of canonical XML). Same is true for binary <=> 
> text, binary <=> binary, and (of course) text <=> text.

Actually, I don't think that's quite strong enough. Canonicalization 
loses some things I'd like to keep; notably the document type declaration.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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