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Re: [XML-Binary] ZIP file format using XPATH for directory entries proposal

From: Don Brutzman <brutzman@nps.navy.mil>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 01:16:34 -0800
Message-ID: <421C49F2.40007@nps.navy.mil>
To: "Fred P." <fprog26@hotmail.com>
CC: public-xml-binary@w3.org

Fred P. wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> Here's some very straight-forward proposal:
> 
> The following proposal is made to address, the following use cases:
> 
> - 3.2 Floating Point Arrays in the Energy Industry
> - 3.3 X3D Graphics Model Compression, Serialization and Transmission
> - 3.5 Web Services within the Enterprise
> - 3.6 Embedding External Data in XML Documents
> - 3.7 Electronic Documents
[...]

Short story for X3D is that zip and gzip
- don't compress effectively due to lack of type information
- don't permit fast parsing due to 2-stage process, with strings intermediate

Please see our paper from the workshop for more details.
http://www.w3.org/2003/08/binary-interchange-workshop/40-BrutzmanXmlBinarySerializationUsingXfspW3cWorkshopSeptember2003.pdf

Thanks for your interest and analysis.

all the best, Don
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