Several recent proposals have noted possibilities for
improvement in XML. Notable among these are “XML Binary
and “REST, SOAP, Speech
Acts and the mustUnderstand model of SOA communications” (http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200504/msg00000.html).
Overlooked in this technical discussion is a paper that Don Box and I posted late last Friday, “XML Performance Improvements through
Interdisciplinary Factor Assessment and Application”. We commend it to your
attention. We are very proud of this research; it is an innovative approach to XML
performance. We would, of course, like to express proper appreciation for the
research directions and approaches implied by many contributors to XML-Dev over
the years, without whom we could not have taken this kind of research to its
present level. It is also timely – or, more exactly, slightly past timely
– in that proper consideration of this would have been most appropriate
on the day it was published.
So far, it has received a cautiously measured reaction:
Andrew and Don