Is there anyone working on a binary version of XML?

Dan Brickley Daniel.Brickley at
Thu Mar 25 20:54:30 GMT 1999

On Thu, 25 Mar 1999, DuCharme, Robert wrote:

> >I know, I know, this is anathema to what many of you feel is the 
> >essence of XML, and I agree to a point.
> It's not so much about feelings, as about contradicting the XML spec.

Quite so. But there are still initiatives such as

which attempts to define a 'compact binary representation of XML'.
(If going down that route, I'd rather have a compact binary
representation of whatever it was that I'm representing in XML, rather
than of the XML that I might've used as a textual representation of the
data... But then that really wouldn't be XML.)


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