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David Lyon wrote:
> You're somehow trying to argue that sending more characters is
> somehow less.

Not at all. From the part you snipped:

>> David's non-XML: 65 significant non-whitespace characters per 
>> car-part entry.
>> XML: 50 significant non-whitespace characters per car-part entry.
>> ... we only need 30 car-parts entries to negate the cost of the XSD.

For all documents where you are trying to encode more than 30 car-part 
entries, which you admit is the most likely case, encoding it in XML is 
sending less characters than your non-XML. Using a more compact schema 
language you can reduce this threshold even further.

> and that a two-file system is somehow simpler than a one file
> system.

I never claimed this. However, at least in this case the two-file 
system is considerably more *efficient* (for significant numbers of 
car-parts) and *extensible* (unbounded set of data types) than the 
one-file system.
Chris Burdess


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