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RE: [xml-dev] EXI: was : RE: [xml-dev] what's missing in XML? What's coming?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liam R E Quin [mailto:liam@w3.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 22:27
> To: Richard Salz
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] EXI: was : RE: [xml-dev] what's missing in XML?
> What's coming?
> On Mon, 2012-01-02 at 15:41 -0500, Richard Salz wrote:
> > > it has, at least a little. We previously were seeing things like
> > > XML-specific compression specs that didn't support mixed content,
> > > for example.
> >
> > Your perspective is much much wider than mine.  But, really, you are
> > seeing potential fragmentation that really posted a credible threat?
> > Are or were seeing them? Any specifics you can point to?
> There were over a dozen binary encodings of XML identified as being in
> at least moderately significant use at around the time of the Workshop.
> I don't have references without going digging, sorry. Fast Infoset was
> obviously one; as I recall that was one where mixed content wasn't
> initially supported at all.

You are wrong.

Fast Infoset is what its name implies: a compact representation of the XML

Simple and efficient, though perhaps not as compact as EXI.

And it's an ISO standard and ITU-T Recommendation.  Published in 2005.  


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