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Fair enough. There is a problem of speed. Alternatives are
always interesting. Still, one doesn't need a W3C standard
to use a binary format for XML.
Norm Walsh provided the following on the TAG list:
in the evidence column. As I said to the IBM, Microsoft
and BEA reps, the counter-proofs can be produced by the
From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:email@example.com]
Far too much effort has been spent shouting supposed self-evident truths
about how much faster/smaller/sexier binary formats are. Little in the
way of evidence has been produced, especially when:
1. You rule out all the lossy formats
2. You don't choose the slowest text parser out there to compare to.