07500017 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 43 patents.

A technique for incorporating binary formatting into a tag-based description language, such as XML, is provided. The binary formatting is achieved by tokenizing the tag and attribute names into variable sized numeric tokens, thereby obviating the need for repetitive or redundant storage of lengthy unicode words, etc. The binary formatting minimizes parsing time and the generation of overhead incident to the formatting and parsing of data. Parsing time is thereby substantially decreased and generally, the size of the resulting file decreases too.

Title
Method and system for providing an XML binary format
Application Number
9/838436
Publication Number
7500017 (B2)
Application Date
April 19, 2001
Publication Date
March 3, 2009
Inventor
Andrew J Layman
Bellevue
WA, US
Oliver Nicolas Seeliger
Sammamish
WA, US
Istvan Cseri
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H03M 7/00
G06F 17/22
G06F 17/00
H03M 7/08
G06F 17/24
G06F 15/16
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