Is there anyone working on a binary version of XML?

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Thu Mar 25 21:05:33 GMT 1999

At 03:36 PM 3/25/99 -0500, 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.
>Applying XML concepts to a binary data format sounds interesting and
>potentially useful, but it wouldn't be XML.

One of these days I'd really love to stop talking about what is and isn't
XML, though I know it's fun, and start talking about what we can do with
XML and XML-like structures, whether they are SAX event flows, DOM trees,
or binary formats that build on an XML foundation.

We might even get some real work done - and it might even be fun.

Simon St.Laurent
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