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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:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]

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.


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