Is there anyone working on a binary version of XML?

Anders W. Tell anderst at
Tue Mar 30 09:45:27 BST 1999

"Stephen D. Williams" wrote:

> roddey at wrote:
> > Actually, to be fair, there would be a somewhat non-trivial amount of bit
> > fiddlin' to get it out of whatever canonical binary format you put it in,
> > into the local byte order, floating point representation, byte boundary
> > alignment, etc... Though hopefully that couldn't be any worse than parsing
> > :-)
> Not true, especially for Java....
> ...

> The byte order, etc. will be Java standard.  Shouldn't be too tough for C/C++, etc.

Its also very easy for C/C++,  There exists a number of standards and OpenSource
packages which support them.
After this "bit fiddling" have been taken care of,  the road is clear of obstacles.

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