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   Re: [xml-dev] MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32

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Tim Bray scripsit:

> I agree with the leading sentences.  As for the last, Base64 encodes
> 3 bytes as 4, thus incurring exactly 33% overhead.  Whether that
> is considered "immense" depends on your application scenario. -Tim

It also invokes the overhead, less quantifiable but in some cases
more important, of being human-unreadable.  Remember the tale of
the 1860 and 1960 U.S. Census data.

John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


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