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"Binary XML"?


The W3C has started down the path of creating a "Binary XML" format.

The hard-core XML people like Tim Bray and Elliotte Rusty Harold (1, 2) are totally against it.

I can see a need for having a flexible and interoperable binary file format, but do not see the logic in calling it "XML" (other than the obvious marketing ploy).

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