Is there anyone working on a binary version of XML?

Bill la Forge b.laforge at
Sat Mar 27 13:59:15 GMT 1999

From: Anders W. Tell <anderst at>
>Its also possible to combine Dictionaries with "Sessions". ie: two communication
>nodes could establish a Session which contains pre negotiated Dictionaries, which
>means that Dictionary content have to be sent over the wire only once. All "Packets"
>thereafter references the dictionaries.
>This is what I do in FML , however I have no estimates of how much space is actualy saved.

If there is a DTD referenced by a document, then that could be used as the dictionary.
Just assign a number for the first occurance of each element or attribute name found in
the DTD. Yes, this is incomplete, but its sure better than using short names.


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