Is there anyone working on a binary version of XML?

David Megginson david at
Fri Mar 26 03:52:11 GMT 1999

Peter Stark writes:

 > The "binary XML" defined by the WAP Forum is a format for tokenized
 > XML.  It's supported by cellular phones with WAP browsers, e.g.
 > Element and attribute
 > names are replaced by binary values to make parsing cheaper in the
 > client. It does, however, not support all XML features. For
 > example, XML namespaces are not supported.

If named elements and attributes are supported, then so are
namespaces; the client just has to do a little more work to find them.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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