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   Re: [xml-dev] Why not just zip the XML? [was the MS FUD thread]

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Jeff Lowery wrote:
> Real-time stream compression algorithms certainly exist, although I
> understand their compression rates are around 50% or less. I suppose some
> applications would require better than that, though.

I don't know what your definition of "real-time" is... Anyway: gzip 
compression easily achieves a 1:10 ratio on text content and works very 
will with streaming content (such as HTTP 1.1 response bodies).


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