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Re: almost four years ago....

At 11:35 AM +0100 6/16/01, Peter Flynn wrote:

>For reinventing wheels, certainly. But outside the USA, where net
>access costs real money and line speeds are often limited, size
>does matter...a lot.

Which is why you gzip things before sending them. XML files compress 
very well. There's no point to spending months hand-optimizing the 
markup in a non-standard, illegible way when you still won't get the 
files as small as you would by taking five seconds to run them 
through gzip.

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