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Re: Non-XML binary formats.

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 15:48:25 -0500
Message-ID: <41AE2E19.9090603@expway.fr>
To: David Ryan <david@einet.com.au>
Cc: public-xml-binary@w3.org

David Ryan wrote:
> But I'm 
> surprised there is so little choice around for this problem; especially 
> given that the problem of developing and agreeing upon a data format or 
> schema is so fundamental.  Just to reiterate my question in a slightly 
> different way.  Is there no other binary format around, that is not 
> ASN.1 and is not a simple binary formated XML(ie A binary encoding that 
> is flexible and that has schema properties to describe the format of the 
> encoding)?

What do you mean by "a simple binary formated XML"? There are quite a 
few binary XML formats out there that do more than just replacing tags 
with binary tokens. Some use schema information to encore XML 
information in binary form.

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Robin Berjon
Received on Wednesday, 1 December 2004 20:49:01 GMT

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