Fast Infoset encoding explained by simple examples

I have uploaded some slides to here that explain the Fast Infoset encoding by example. I presented these slides to the EXI Working Group a couple of weeks ago.

Sometimes it is quite tricky to clearly explain encodings. The best technique i have found so far is to briefly explain some core concepts then get deep down and dirty with the bits/bytes of a few examples. Starting out by explaining abstractions and then drilling down through the layers tends to confuse matters when someone is not familiar with the terminology. Abstractions are, of course, wonderful things, especially when you want to specify the bits/bytes, but sometimes they can get in the way.

On a slightly tangential topic i have found that the use of examples is a great way to explain REST-based Web services i.e. showing example (or real world) HTTP requests and responses. (Hands up who learned HTML from looking at examples!) I have found it makes it easier to start hacking.
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