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W3C charters new XML Binary Characterization Working Group

Posted by mhadley on April 5, 2004 at 9:04 AM PDT

Following the successful W3C Workshop on Binary Interchange of XML Information Item Sets hosted by Sun Microsystems last year, the W3C has now chartered a new XML Binary Characterization Working Group to further investigate this fascinating area.

From the WG home page: "The XML Binary Characterization Working Group is tasked with gathering information about uses cases where the overhead of generating, parsing, transmitting, storing, or accessing XML-based data may be deemed too great for a particular application, characterizing the properties that XML provides as well as those that are required by the use cases, and establishing objective, shared measurements to help judge whether XML 1.x and alternate (binary) encodings provide the required properties."

The charter runs for a year and has the following list of deliverables:

  • Properties Document
  • Use Cases Document
  • Measurements Document
  • Characterizations Document
  • Charter Proposal

I'm pretty tied up with JAX-RPC 2.0 these days so I'm not going to be able to do much more than monitor this working group. Sign up now and have your say.

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