RE: Hostility to "binary XML" (was Re: XML 2004 webl
> -----Original Message----- > From: Liam Quin [mailto:liam@w...] > Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 1:34 PM > To: Derek Denny-Brown > Cc: xml-dev@l... > Subject: Re: Hostility to "binary XML" (was Re: > XML 2004 weblog items?) > > On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 01:09:06PM -0800, Derek Denny-Brown wrote: > > Most of the CPU cost of parsing is related to the abstract model of > > XML, not the text parsing: Duplicate attribute detection, character > > checking, namespace resolution/checking. Every binary-xml > > implementation I have researched which improves CPU > utilization does > > so by skipping checks such as these. At that point you are > no longer > > talking about XML. > > One can do validation in the writer and then plausibly skip > the sort of checks you mention in a reader, and still be > talking about XML, even with today's textual interchange formats. Interesting, so if I'm writing an XML Web Service end point I should trust third parties to do the well-formedness and validity checking as a "performance enhancement"? Even ignoring the security implications of this it still seems like a horrible idea. -- PITHY WORDS OF WISDOM It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are ingenious. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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