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   Re: [xml-dev] Binary XML == "spawn of the devil" ?

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Liam Quin wrote:

>>Adding even more confusion is the fact that the CFP pretty much puts gzip 
>>up against ASN.1 when there are many more solutions,
> I hope we do get more solutions offered in position papers.

How can you compare gzip and ASN.1? One's a function from bit strings to 
(ideally smaller) bit strings, one's a function from information to bit 

I can't come to this event, but if anyone starts comparing gzip and 
ASN.1, please shout at them for me?

Gzip is something you can do to *any* encoding to get a more compact 
encoding at the loss of time and space costs on encoding and decoding 

So compare XML to ASN.1's BER or PER, and gzipped XML to gzipped BER or 
PER. I'm sick of seeing people say "I ran this complex compression 
algorithm on my inefficient format and it came out smaller than this 
less inefficient format"!



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