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Re: Compress XML.

From: Cydrome Leader <presence@----------.--->
Date: 10/24/2007 3:58:00 AM

Joseph Kesselman <keshlam-nospam@c...> wrote:
> The usual way to compress XML is just to put it through a standard 
> text-compression tool such as zip/gzip. That compresses both structure 
> and content very effectively. But that produces binary data, which would 
> have to be encoded (eg base-64 encoding) before it could be wrappered in 
> XML, and that encoding of course adds some space overhead back in.
> I don't know of any other standard way of compressing a SOAP payload.

Is there anything that isn't lame about xml?

- bloat your data into text, extremely verbose text
- add lots of tags, let's say twice as many as needed
- compress it into binary
- then turn it back into text
- then put more tags around it

What the fuck?


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