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   Re: [xml-dev] XML Binary and Compression

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>Interesting paper from MITRE
>     http://www.idealliance.org/papers/xml02/slides/winkowski/winkowski.pdf

Interesting, but there's really not enough information in the 
PowerPoint slides to fairly judge the work. In particular, I'd really 
want to see the actual data they used. They started with the 
assumption that typical binary files were necessarily smaller than 
the equivalent XML, something that is decidedly untrue in my 

Test set A was fabricated by the authors, and I suspect they paid a 
lot more attention to making it small than anybody actually does in 
practice. Test set B was "derived directly from binary sample data" 
but they don't seem to ever show you what this binary sample data was 
or what its XML encoding was.

I look forward to a more complete paper that provides sufficient 
information to verify and reproduce the results. Will one be 
published anywhere?

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