Binary protocol

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A binary protocol is a protocol which is intended to be read by a machine rather than a human being, as opposed to a plain text protocol such as IRC, SMTP, or HTTP/1.1. Binary protocols have the advantage of terseness, which translates into speed of transmission and interpretation.

Binary protocol is also used in the context of a protocol between exactly two parties, in contrast to a multi-party protocol. Binary protocol, or binary collaboration have been used in the terminology of standards such as EbXML, HTTP/2 and EDOC.[1] An interface in UML [2] may also be considered a binary protocol.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-05. Retrieved 2006-05-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Welcome To UML Web Site!". Retrieved 2017-01-15.

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