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There was only one catch and that was Catch-22

From the Joseph Heller school of specification:

"We define Binary XML as a format which does not conform to the XML specification yet maintains a well-defined, useful relationship with XML."

To which I say: LOL.

Tim Bray and Elliotte Harold are not as amused as I am by the looks of things. Tim thinks these folks are heading down a slippery slope: I wager that slope begins with the Infoset. Amy Lewis has the best comment so far:

"There seems to be an off-by-one error in the URI"

April 1, 2005 11:26 PM

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