Re: Re: Hostility to "binary XML"
/ Oleg Tkachenko <oleg@t...> was heard to say: | Michael Champion wrote: | |> I ended my talk with a *personal* [don't hold any past, present, or |> future employer responsible!] recommendation "Leave evolution to |> Darwin, not Berners-Lee". In other words, it's time to experiment, to |> develop specs that meet the needs of some specific industry, to see if |> parsing and compression technology for XML text can be dramatically |> improved .... and THEN to come back with data and best practices in |> hand to see if W3C Recommendations can be agreed upon. | | I wonder if possible XML simplifications such as Norm Walsh was | writing about  could speed up parsers? I doubt it. Not in the same sort of way that a binary encoding would/will. | If there were no DOCTYPE, no entities, no default or fixed attributes, | no limitations on characters used, no default namespaces, etc. You'd still have to grovel over a whole bunch of characters. Parsers would be smaller and simpler, maybe, but I don't think they'd be a lot faster. |  http://norman.walsh.name/2004/11/10/xml20 Be seeing you, norm -- Norman Walsh <ndw@n...> | Great success is commoner than real http://nwalsh.com/ | abilities.-- Vauvenargues
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