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Re: Textual transmission typically faster?

> In one example, it seems people are using XML as an abstraction
> between the application and database more and more.  This puts a
> strain on the throughput for these types of applications where
> database activity is high.

In one early XML/EDI example, an EDIFACT message ballooned from  < 1K to 11K
when coded as XML/EDI. However, that's not nearly the most serious
bottleneck in distributed applications.

Network latency, flawed application design (e.g., not pooling database
connections), poorly-designed databases, and poorly-optimized queries all
contribute a greater performance penalty than the difference between using
text or binary message formats.

==============  Ken North =================
See you at XML DevCon 2001
London (February 21-23)        New York (April 8-11)