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On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 02:24, Mike Fitzgerald wrote:
> +1. "compact" has clearer semantics than "optimised" if the main idea is to optimise for 
> space. -Mike
agree. the conversion of our database definition format to xml has lead
to a verbose unreadable format.


age,	2	N0

is almost readable and easily parsed

<attribute domain="N">
	<comment>PRODUCT AGE</comment>

is also readable, but when there's dozens of them the 2+ dimensional
nature of xml makes the definitions hard to read.

mind you we're making them changes, not for readability (though with
familiarity it's not too bad) but for functionality. much more important
in large projects.


> Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> > What about "compacted" XML if the target is to optimise for space? 
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