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Re: Re: [xml-dev] Announcing a Preview of XString, an XML technology - XML as a String

Thank-you for your comments, as I said in a previous message, I have
incorporated some of them into the web site about XString, so will not
repeat  here.

Cheers, my best.

Will Gilreath

On 10/7/06, Tatu Saloranta <cowtowncoder@yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- William Gilreath <wgilreath@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Announcing a Preview of XString, an XML technology -
> > XML as a String.
> >
> > I've created a means to efficiently encode XML as a
> > flat string, which I
> What you describe sounds like textual variation of
> binary encodings that already exist, just less
> efficient, but almost as unreadable. What actual
> significant benefit would there be for using this
> technique?
> If one is willing to deviate from the canonical
> textual serialization, one might as well go fully
> binary, and get 50%+ size reduction (plus enough hints
> for decoder to be able to pre-allocate suitably sized
> chunks). Formats and implementations (Fast Infoset,
> Bnux, XBis, and probably many others) already exist,
> with demonstratable performance improvements (1.5x -
> 3x throughput increase, depending on what on how you
> measure)
> Based on example on page pointed to, XString would get
> modest 15% size reduction, and performance
> improvements (with _good_ implementations) tend to be
> linear to size reduction. So where's the beef? What
> actual great improvements and benefits would one get
> with Xstring?
> About the only relevant improvement I could see was
> the embeddability (which actually would be kind of
> nice)... but anything else?
> -+ Tatu +-
> ps. With regards to this discussion, I actually do
> think it just might fit within list agenda -- it is an
> alternate serialization of Infoset, not so much
> changes to xml syntax, or alternative to Infoset.
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