Re: Re: Where does the "nothing left but toolkits" myth come f
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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