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   RE: RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC

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  • From: Walter Underwood <wunder@infoseek.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:56:05 -0700

At 01:25 PM 9/22/99 -0400, Mark Nutter wrote: 
>I used gzip as an example of off-the-shelf compression technology.  
>As you can see, even though the raw child.xml file is larger, the 
>compressed version is *smaller* than the corresponding implementation 
>with attributes.

Thanks for the data. This makes two weeks in a row that we've
discussed "efficient" XML encoding. One more week and it's a FAQ.

"More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without 
 necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including 
 blind stupidity."
     - W.A. Wulf


Walter R. Underwood
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http://software.infoseek.com/cce/ (my product)

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