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   Re: [xml-dev] The Rising Sun: How XML Binary Restored theFortunes of In

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On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 14:03, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> Not all of the benefits of XML derive from its basis in text. Some of 
> the benefits derive from its paranoia. Everything is checked every time. 
> If a process is generating bad data whether through malice, 
> incompetence, bugs, line noise, spec misinterpretation, disk corruption, 
> cosmic rays, or a dozen other reasons, we find out very quickly.

And what about "living" documents.  If one document fragment is included
inside another document, the overall validity of the document structure
can't be inferred from the master document's compilation alone.  If the
included document fragment is /not/ binary xml then wouldn't it have to
be reparsed and validated, in case it has been updated since the time of
compilation of the master?  If revalidating is unnecessary in binary
xml, then the concept of referencing an external entity or xml file that
is subject to changing on it's own, say like a master postal code file,
or a master passwd file, is impossible from within a compiled binary xml


Charles Woerner
Integration Engineer
Ensenda, Inc.


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