RE: XML in 7 points by Bert Bos

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 18:51:20 -0400

> 1. XML is a method for putting structured data in a text file
> 3. XML is text, but isn't meant to be read

Man, those two couldn;t be further from the intent of the original
XML WG, but hey, who cares about history.... we're making it.

> 5. XML is verbose, but that is not a problem
> communication protocols such as modem protocols and HTTP/1.1 (the
> core protocol of the Web) can compress data on the fly, thus saving
> bandwith as effectively as a binary format.

This is rubbish. XML-RPC, even with end tag minimization and compression,
cannot compare to raw RPC for the same method call.