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RE: Another binary XML approach
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 09:04:38 -0500
It is an interesting read, but it seems that adding "middle men" back into
transactions has a way of defeating the thrusts of simplification and taking
out cost. It is amazing how we keep replicating the complexity and costs of
communication using negotiating agents.
Barrett: "Right. All you have to do is write up an XSL style sheet, install
it, and then set the configuration for when it should be used. Or you can
alter somebody else's style sheet practically knowing nothing, although it
is a fairly complex language. It's not for the faint of heart. I'd rather
program Java any day."
"Simple" is a familiarity index.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Stefan Zier [mailto:Stefan.Zier@syntion.com]
They basically have a piece of software called "IBM WebSphere Transcoding
Publisher" which - amongst other things - has the capability of compressing
XML for certain communication paths. I think this is geared towards the app
server and mobile markets, but has some advantages, one important one being
that on both endpoints of communication data is still good old
human-readable XML. One cool thing about it is that it can also do lossy
compression (if you will) - it reduces a document to some subset that can be
understood by the recipient device (e.g. it might strip some images or tags
not known by mobile devices).