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not all databases are backward enough to store dates and numbers in 
binary format

in fact we get much better performance by not doing that, but i've been 
there before - the time is in converting to/from a readable 
representation, not manipulating things

and you don't necessarily save space in binary formats either - been 
there before too.


Ronald Bourret wrote:

> Because it would allow the date to be stored in two (o four or 
> whatever) bytes, the same way they are stored in databases. Same is 
> true with integers, floats, etc. This is very tempting when designing 
> a binary XML format.
> Sounds like Fast Infoset does this right.
> -- Ron
> Alessandro Triglia wrote:
>> I don’t understand this particular point of the discussion.  Why 
>> should a
>> Chinese or Hebrew date be converted to its Gregorian "equivalent" 
>> date when
>> using a binary format?
>> Note that Fast Infoset (ISO/IEC 24824-1, now past FCD) doesn't blindly
>> "convert" dates in this stupid way.  It doesn’t blindly convert floats,
>> integers, etc., in this way either.  
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