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Re: SD1 - Proposal: allow in valid XML-Documents only

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 10:06:06 -0400
Message-Id: <199705221406.KAA03536@nathaniel.ebt>
To: cbullard@hiwaay.net
CC: pflynn@curia.ucc.ie, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>> After compression (using gzip):
>>       foo.txt.gz 5,323,235
>>       foo.xml.gz 5,704,385
>>       markup adds about 7% to the compressed size.
>Gavin, doesn't this look pretty much like the arguments 
>in VRML about the binary formats in which it was decided 
>that modems and gzips did the job about as well with 
>regards to transmission size.  I don't think I buy 

Sure. I think you could define a binary form that would be *smaller*
than anything you can prodice with gzip et al., but that should not
have any effect of the textual representation --- an in particular,
the argument for empty end tags.
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