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RE: "Binary XML" proposals

On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Danny Ayers wrote:

> If reducing bandwidth is the main requirement then I would have thought
> gzip-ing would be an ideal solution. Standard format, and the codec could be
> put inline fairly transparently (though didn't someone mention http 1.1
> supports compression itself????) :

That's a bit of a halfway house solution. It makes the on-the-wire format
smaller, but it increases the complexity at each end in terms of CPU time,
software complexity, and memory usage (especially during compression; gzip
uses sliding window, which is quite slow to compress, and the entropy
encoding is far from fast)


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