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RE: [xml-dev] Article on nytimes.com about Microsoft


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Len Bullard [mailto:cbullard@hiwaay.net] 
> Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 22:28
> To: 'Michael Champion'; '[Public XML Dev]'
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Article on nytimes.com about Microsoft
> Meanwhile, one of the cases (compression of 3D Graphics) is 
> supported in a standard format.

If I remember correctly, this standard uses Fast Infoset.

I just found the following statement in a draft available on the Web:

"This part of ISO/IEC 19776 uses Fast InfoSet to serialize and compress an
X3D document. It uses several techniques that reduce the size of an X3D
document and that increase the speed of creating and processing such

Alessandro Triglia

> "ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24
> Information technology-Computer graphics, image processing 
> and environmental data representation-Extensible 3D (X3D) 
> encodings-Part 3: Compressed binary encoding advances status 
> to International Standard."  www.web3d.org
> One would expect similar work for the cases where compression 
> has local benefits but the requirements are specific and the 
> schema is also under international standards management.
> len

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