Is there anyone working on a binary version of XML?
I know, I know, this is anathema to what many of you feel is the essence of XML, and I agree to a point. I have come to feel however that there is room for a "works-as-if" binary analogue to text based XML. Something that is totally subservient to the standard and has exactly equivalent features, but that is highly efficient for processing at all levels and easily converted to and from text based XML. In using XML in real-world application work and designing future infrastructure that is highly scalable and efficient while making use of XML, I have come to the conclusion that I need a standard way to deal with an XML analogue that is binary. There are a multitude of performance problems that this solves, not only in parsing and exporting, but processing of related data inside applications. Before I make all the details and ideas public, I would like to know if there is any serious precedent directly dealing with XML. My design has highly efficient Java processing in mind, but is not specific to any particular language. Compression is a secondary, but associated issue. Thanks sdw -- OptimaLogic - Finding Optimal Solutions Web/Crypto/OO/Unix/Comm/Video/DBMS sdw@l... Stephen D. Williams Senior Consultant/Architect http://sdw.st 43392 Wayside Cir,Ashburn,VA 20147-4622 703-724-0118W 703-995-0407Fax 5Jan1999 xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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