Re: Hostility to "binary XML" (was Re: XML 2004 webl
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. > I have yet to hear of any proposed solution which successfully > balances the different demands. I'm not sure it is possible, without > creating a homunculus. Neither am I, which is why W3C has a Working Group to investiate whether it might be possible, rather than a WG to implement a homunculus :-) Liam -- Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/ http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/
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