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RE: [xml-dev] Article on nytimes.com about Microsoft

Michael Champion wrote:
> None of the binary XML formats we've seen greatly reduce the bandwidth 
> or processor burden of XML in general.

Disagree... for docs with repeating markup and without a high proportion of
text Fast Infoset can give good compactness (http://tinyurl.com/37n373)
without the processing overhead of compression.

> If a W3C Recommendation emerges and/or  there is customer demand 
> (or, ahem, de jure government demand) to support interoperability on the 
> basis of EXI (or ITU FastInfoset, an existing binary XML standard), we'd 
> be able to support it in the .NET architecture.

FI is already available for .NET as an XmlReader/Writer implementation that
is interoperable with Java and C++. There is also an FI message encoding
offering WCF<->WSIT/Metro communication over any transport.


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