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Heads up: Silverlight 3

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:19:28 +0100
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To: public-exi@w3.org
Hi folks!

I just thought I'd send you a heads up in case you haven't seen this:  
one of the features touted on the shortlist of improvements for  
Silverlight 3 is that it integrates "Binary XML" which can be used to  
communicate with the server and other instances of the client.

I tried looking for details but as usual searching MSDN and the likes  
has proven only moderately successful. I suspect it's just using WCF's  
binary XML format, but could neither confirm nor deny.

Either way, Microsoft's position that they only saw value in binary  
XML for very specific tightly integrated situations (e.g. as a  
compilation format for XAML or as the protocol between SQL Server and  
its clients) seems to have changed since presumably Silverlight is  
expected to communicate in all manners of situations with all sorts of  
servers for a large variety of usage scenarios. It's certainly a data  
point to keep in mind during PR.


Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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Received on Wednesday, 18 March 2009 11:20:06 UTC

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