RE: PSVI formalization
> -----Original Message----- > From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@s...] > > I have no qualms about saying that textual representations > with fully-expanded end tags are an inefficient means of > shipping large quantities of integers and dates around, not > to mention the thrills of binary data. (base64? hexBinary? > wow. Incredible, even.) XML inefficiency is a red-herring wrt the PSVI. > XML is a wonderful foundation for building certain kinds of > information interchange systems, and a key tool for making it > clear that information interchange is in fact possible. XML > is not an ideal tool for exchanging all kinds of information, > however. The metadata costs of working with a text format > spiral rapidly as more complex types than element structures > and attribute annotations are applied. I can't see how a binary format helps. The metadata will still need to be applied. > What is this constant call for concrete? Stalinist > architecture at its finest? I guess folk are looking for some substance to an argument before they'll let themselves be convinced. Bill
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