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   Why not just zip the XML? [was the MS FUD thread]

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On Nov 20, 2003, at 1:37 PM, Jeff Lowery wrote:

> I'm sure this has been asked before, but I missed it:
> What can be achieved by binary XML that can't be similarly achieved 
> using well-known text compression algorithms?

As I understand it, ZIP and its friends are quite computationally 
intensive, at least in the compression phase, and they are not suitable 
for streaming data because they work on a discrete chunk of data.

Are there other issues, anyone?


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