As a member of the Program Committee for the upcoming W3C Workshop on Binary Infosets I have been reading through the fortyish currently submitted papers (the deadline is passed, but papers can in fact still be sent).
Two papers in the set are rather strongly opposed to binary infosets (the ability to encode XML information in a binary format). That's fine, negative opinions are more than welcome.
Two papers in the set were also sent as Word documents.
Yes. Those are the same two that promote the superiority of textual formats. It could make a good case, problem is, I don't think it was done on purpose. Ah well, the little ironies of computing...