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Indigo and Binary XML

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pelegri
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I attended Indigo Day a couple of days ago and wrote a brief note about it in my blog emphasizing Indigo's use of a (I'd assume proprietary) binary XML encoding. See http://weblogs.java.net/blog/pelegri/archive/2005/02/indigo_and_bina_1.html

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sandoz
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Very interesting.

Searching on the web produces very little information. I did see the word "Binary XML" in an Indigo presentation when browsing (did not retain the link) :-)

I wait with eager anticipation the chance to reverse engineer the solutions in Whidbey :-)

It would be interesting to know if such solutions will be proposed to developers for efficient Indigo client to Indigo service communication.

Paul.

pelegri
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> It would be interesting to know if such solutions will be proposed to developers for efficient Indigo client to Indigo service communication

You bet. With the predefined Bindings, using Indigo's binary XML is just a matter to use the binding class name that starts with "Net*" instead of the one that starts with "WS*". And binary XML seems to be the prefered way to talk to the SQL Server.

> I wait with eager anticipation the chance to reverse engineer the solutions in Whidbey :)

Beware of not getting tainted! We want standards that are totally unencumbered...

The other thing I want to try out is to use Indigo's binding framework to write an FI encoder which would then provide FI transparently to all applications that are using Indigo. The binding can be changed at configuration time.

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