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   Re: [xml-dev] Xqueeze: Compact XML Alternative

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Would you have a sense of how this binary representation comparse with
that of ASN.1 [1]?

Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

[1] http://asn1.elibel.tm.fr/xml/

Tahir Hashmi wrote:
> Hi all!
> I have been through past discussions on this list and elsewhere about
> efforts to streamline XML through methods like compression,
> "binarization" etc. and also the reasons why such mechanisms are not
> widely accepted.
> Seemingly, the fact that overall contribution of XML generation and
> parsing to the performance of an application is too small to warrant
> payoffs in flexibility is a deteriment to the adoption of binary XML
> formats. With compression, one ends up spending more computation power
> and saving in bandwidth usage is not enough to justify that extra
> computation power.
> I have tried to develop a binary representation of XML that can be
> directly generated and parsed (without intermediate forms), can offer
> DOM and SAX interfaces, is quite compact and works for any document
> type, provided that a specification (DTD as of now) exists. I also
> expect it to be faster to parse and generate though I don't have test
> data to verify this.
> I request you to review this project and conclude whether it is
> worthwhile to develop further. Please see
> http://xqueeze.sourceforge.net for details. This is still in
> experimental stages and not complete or ready for deployment yet.
> Thank you.
> --
> Tahir Hashmi (VSE, NCST)
> http://staff.ncst.ernet.in/tahir
> tahir AT ncst DOT ernet DOT in
> We, the rest of humanity, wish GNU luck and Godspeed
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