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   Re: [xml-dev] The 11-pound solution to your XML problems

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At 12/09/2002 18:05:13, Adam Turoff <ziggy@panix.com> wrote:
#  On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 05:22:35PM +0100, Alaric B. Snell wrote:
#  > I can't lose the feeling that something here is terribly, drastically,
#  > here. Nobody ever made an XDR (eXternal Data Representation, not the other
#  > one) accelerator, an ASN.1 BER accelerator, or anything like that.
#  Nobody ever made XDR or ASN.1 a household word, either.

ASN.1 is in some *speicialist* quarters, or so I was reading.

#  > Why should
#  > you need special hardware for the minor issue of how you encode your
#  > information? I mean, if it's a complex encoding technique like data
#  > compression or encryption then sure, but XML isn't like that.
#  You *need* special hardware to accelerate your XML processing
#  because that $1,000,000 StarCat you bought last year is burdened
#  by unused *generic* processing components.  Everyone knows that
#  special purpose hardware can easily get an order of magnitude
#  performance increase over general purpose computers.  It doesn't
#  matter what performance metric you use -- MIPS/pound, TB/liter or
#  GFLOPS/watt -- the special purpose hardware *always* offers better
#  performance.

I suppose if they produced an XML dialect especiailly for climate/supernova
modelling, maybe.

#  Plus, this XML Accelerator comes in a pretty green 1U enclosure.  And it
#  has those cute *go-faster* stripes on the side!

It looks like a lawnmower.



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