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   Re: [xml-dev] Data streams

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>On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 02:35:46PM -0500, tedd wrote:
>>  This file compressed down to 4.7 Megs in a zip file, which I believe
>>  uses a Huffman compression technique.
>Note that "zip" (also known as pkzip) and "gzip" (GNU zip) use
>different compression methods.  It's gzip that's generally used with
>XML -- zip stores the filename and other metadata at the end of the
>file, which doesn't stream very well.
>Try, for example, gzip -9 on your file.


I thank you for the clarification -- I was aware of the different 
names for zip.

The point I was making was that the compression technique is based 
upon Huffman encoding, which it is -- please review: 

I had thought so, considering that I translated it to another 
language several years ago to add functionality to an application I 
was working on at the time.

As for trying "gzip -9" on my file, I work in the Mac environment and 
commonly use Stuff-It for all my compressions -- so that option is 
unfamiliar to me.



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