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Re: xml-dev Digest 30 Oct 2013 11:58:32 -0000 Issue 2876


1. Binary is still faster and for some n of secure, a little more secure. We can say all we want about machines getting faster, optimizations and so on but a binary with an explicit format is faster and easier. The application makes a difference (say one-time-render vs real-time dynamic interaction).

2. The reason to use a format is not simply its reapplication but its application. PDF is a good case. The rendering of XML into PDF is still a
large part of pubs, web or otherwise. The PDF display engines and annotation
engines do a good job for redlining in review processes and the files serve
as a record (say auditing).

3. Text (as in the case of a rendered document in final fixed form) is not always the optimum form.

The computer sciency reasons are not always the compelling reasons for a choice
of tools or forms. The humans are. They write checks.


Quoting xml-dev-digest-help@lists.xml.org:

xml-dev Digest 30 Oct 2013 11:58:32 -0000 Issue 2876

Topics (messages 59394 through 59394):

Is the binary file format dead?
	59394 by: Costello, Roger L.


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