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- From: "Stephen D. Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Anders W. Tell" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 11:02:04 -0500
Can you make available what you are working on? That was the reason for my starting
this thread in the first place.
I'm happy to build upon or learn from existing designs... It appears you have had many of the
same conclusions that I have. Let's pool our design features and make something that can be
used as a common
"Anders W. Tell" wrote:
> Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> > I have done a few tests on how much compacter forms of XML (e.g.
> > shortrefs) impact arrival characteristics of document packet-groups
> > under TCP/IP compared to compression. If your packet size is small, and
> > you really need to get at data in the first packet (so that you can
> > piggy back request for auto-linked resources in with the ACK for the
> > first packet group), then more compact forms of markup may make a
> > difference. But in general, compression is more effective. (It also
> > depends on where the bottlenecks are in your data path.)
> It seems that there are more use-cases which should benefit from having a
> compressed or a binary format.
> I made some tests using following XML data.
> <xi4 value="0" name="VALUE"/>
> <xi4 value="32768" name="VALUE"/>
> The resulting sizes was:
> XML 602830 (Standard XML text)
> FML 131143 (Fast ML, a binary ml that Im working on)
> XML.gz 75528 (gzip'ed XML text using -9 as compression rate)
> FML.gz 20886 (gzip'ed Fast ML using -9 as compression rate)
> The facinating result here is the dramatic reduction in size obtained by first
> converting to FML and the GZIP the markup stream.
> > And select your element and attribute
> > names so that their length is inverse to their frequency, as much as
> > possible: so use "a:s" not "abracadabra:shazamarama" (you may even make
> > two versions of your DTD: an authoring one and a transmission one.) One
> > pof the main bottleneck on many SOHO systems is the modem speed:
> > reducing the end-to-end character count means fewer packets, and more
> > data arrives earlier, so more auto-links are followed earlier.
> On the other hand there is a big drawback using "manual tag compression"
> which is Readability.
> / Financial Toolsmiths AB /
> / Anders W. Tell /
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