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RE: Alternative Syntaxes and Binaries

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 15:26:04 -0600
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE07206A1E@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: 'Paul Cotton' <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>

The current one of interest is BAA 04-14, Innovative Architectures 
for Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) issued 
from Department of Homeland Security Research Programs Agency (HSARPA). 


The trick here is that as one gets closer to the real time sensors, 
XML verbosity really is an issue for performance.  The Naval Postgraduate 
School results for their XML Binary based on the Sun FastInfoset is showing 
real improvements in size compression over simply zipping, faster parsing, 
and preserving the ability to validate.

To be clear, the BAA does not call for this solution, does call for XML, 
and does call for innovation with respect to the problems of creating a 


From: Paul Cotton [mailto:pcotton@microsoft.com]

> Broad Area Announcements issued from the US Dept of Homeland Security.

Can you give publicly available references to these announcements?


Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada 
17 Eleanor Drive, Nepean, Ontario K2E 6A3 
Tel: (613) 225-5445 Fax: (425) 936-7329 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Bullard, Claude L (Len)
> Sent: December 15, 2004 3:48 PM
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Alternative Syntaxes and Binaries
> Not being a TAG or W3C member, I am not sure of the status or
propriety of
> this request.  However, given work going on in the domain of Homeland
> Security
> that will use the web architecture, I would like to ask about the
> relationship
> of alternative syntaxes and binaries (eg, XML Binary and the work
> in
> the W3C) to the recommendation that XML be the preferred syntax.
> clarification
> in this area will be helpful for ongoing planning particularly
> to
> Broad Area Announcements issued from the US Dept of Homeland Security.
> Len Bullard
> Senior Technical Consultant
> Intergraph Public Safety
Received on Wednesday, 15 December 2004 21:26:36 UTC

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