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RE: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 23:15:19 -0400
> > conversely, I found XML-RPC to be about 3x slower than binary RPC.
> A lot of that might be HTTP overhead :-)
> Three-way handshake before you even send the request, the
> connection teardown? *retch*!
Yes. Also packet sizes are important for RPC... so even a
10% saving can result in substantial *practical* benefits.
I can't wait to see the first set of web-services appear...
many people will try to get good performance out of fine-grained
interfaces... and be surprised to find that performance is
terrible. Chit-chat combined with bloated messages are the
death of distributed systems.
It depends on the kind of data being sent/received of
course... but in general, I've found that the lower down
the stack you go, the more sense binary formats make.