W3C considering binary XML standard

Andre Crone 1

Just read on news.com that the W3C consortium is considering a binary XML standard. This could really speed up a lot of transactions. The mayor drawback of course will be the fact that these messages are not human readable.

I believe this could be a good thing to speed up webservices. A binary XML message format should be much faster to process and parse than an ASCII version of the same message.

One thought on “W3C considering binary XML standard

  1. What heresy, all you need is text. Oh, and a faster computer. At least that’s what I’ve always read from the XML experts and pundits.

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