RE: RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC
>On the other hand, that redundant data ought to compress quite well using >currently available technology. I suppose that depends on whether you could bank on people to use the same compression/decompression algorithms (if this is what you mean). The advantange I see over XML right now is that it is just text - full stop. Anyone can read it. Could we keep this guarantee w.r.t compression? I agree there are places where we could save on redundancy - I suppose it depends on what you need to do. One thing mentioned on the XML-RPC web discussion is the ease by which an attribute could be ignored by an implementation which didn't understand it - not easily new_word> doable </new_word> using XML elements without effecting the doc structure (maybe this has already been mentioned?). Rgds, Steven Steven Livingstone - http://www.deltabiz.com 07771 957 280 or +447771957280 Author - Professional Site Server 3, Wrox Press http://www.wrox.com/Consumer/Store/Details.asp?ISBN=1861002696 Professional Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition, Wrox Press http://www.wrox.com/Consumer/Store/Details.asp?ISBN=1861002505 > -----Original Message----- > From: Mark Nutter [SMTP:mnutter@f...] > Sent: 22 September 1999 14:18 > To: xml-dev@i... > Subject: Re: RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC > > At 11:43 PM 09/21/99 +0100, Steven Livingstone wrote: > > > and an equivalent with attributes > > > <person name="Steven" age="24" height="1.87" iq="7"> > > > > > > > > > The first has 79 characters and the second has 52. If we transferred > 10 > > > peoples information accross the wires, we would need 270 "redundant" > > > characters (2700 with 100 persons) !! 10 persons *is not* a lot of > data > > > for the applications I often write. > > On the other hand, that redundant data ought to compress quite well using > currently available technology. Wouldn't that tend to mitigate the > disadvantage? Suppose, too, that in some hypothetical successor to XML, > the closing tag could be abbreviated to just </>, saving 15 characters per > > record. Now we're down to only 12 extra characters per record. (Ok, > that's pretty much moot, but then again so is attribute-less XML. Just > wagging a flag out there -- this topic is fairly interesting, at least to > me). > > -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- > > Mark Nutter, <mnutter@f...> > Internet Applications Developer > FORE Systems > Some people are atheists 'til the day they die. > > > xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... > Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on > CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 > To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; > (un)subscribe xml-dev > To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following > message; > subscribe xml-dev-digest > List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...) xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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