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Re: Compiled XML

compiled xml

Many webservers and webbrowsers routinely pass HTML/XHTML/XML over the
lines in a gzip'd format.  Compression is orthogonal to the content.

At least in java, 2 lines of code can add compression to an input or
output stream.


On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, Nick Johnson wrote:

> Hello All,
> I'm new to the xml-dev list, so please forgive (and point out) any stupid
> mistakes :P
> The possibility occurred to me the other day that some applications,
> particularaly those that can send a large number of messages frequently (eg,
> peer-to-peer programmes) and those with low-bandwidth connections, would
> benifit from a 'compiled' or 'compressed' form of XML - one in which as much
> empty space and repetition as possible has been eliminated. The form of
> compiled XML I was envisaging would have two main aims: 1) To decrease
> message size, and 2) To make messages easier to parse & read.
> I have come up with further ideas on this scheme, but I'd first like to know
> a couple of things: Has this been done before (And if so, can someone point
> me to it?), and is something like this a standard in the making?
> Thanks,
> Nick Johnson
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