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Re: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: email@example.com (Henry S. Thompson)
- To: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 17:24:59 +0100
Tim Bray <email@example.com> writes:
> Get some data on how much space and time a binary representation
> will save, then you'll be able to make intelligent quantitative
> decisions on where it's worthwhile deploying it.
> Until then, it's just amusing speculation. -Tim
I strongly endorse Tim's point. I just wasted a weekend getting my
schema validator to dump the internal form of the 'compiled'
schema-for-schemas, on the _assumption_ that reloading that would be
faster than parsing/compiling the schema-document-for-schemas every
time I needed it. Wrong. Takes more than twice as long to reload the
binary image than to parse/compile the XML.
There are _lots_ of people out there working hard to make
parsing/writing XML blindingly fast. With respect, you're unlikely to
Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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