W3C is pleased to receive the WBXML submission from Ericsson, IBM, Motorola, and Phone.com.
The WBXML is analagous to XML in that it represents documents structured with elements and attributes. Differences between WBXML and XML include:
From the abstract:
The WBXML encoding format is a simple binary tokenized format. It was designed to reduce the transmission size of XML documents, and to reduce the complexity of client XML parser implementations.
Meanwhile, flate compression is very suitable for compressing XML grammars such as SVG and it is already part of HTTP 1.1. The benefits of flate compression versus binary tokenization vary considerably with the size of the document and the available energy, memory, and processor speed.
The W3C membership is invited to discuss the disposition of the submission in the w3c-ac-forum mailing list or to advise the Director via the team contact.
The participants of the XML Activity and the Mobile Access Activity are invited to review WBXML for possible use in their work.
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