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Re: Deployment status of EXI -- Agenda item for F2F? ACTION-421

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:12:12 -0500
Message-ID: <4D41995C.3000403@arcanedomain.com>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
CC: www-tag@w3.org
Thank you for picking up the ball on this Henry. For now, I won't be 
scheduling telcon or F2F time, but do let me know when/if we reach the 
point where you feel that would be useful. Thank you.

Noah

On 1/27/2011 9:57 AM, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
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> At our f2f of 2010-03-26 [1] we discussed EXI and its role on the Mobile
> Web.  TimBL requested that we return to this at some point, with some
> background available regarding deployment.
>
> As the EXI spec. has just gone to PR [2] , after a successful CR, now
> seems a good time to do this.
>
> Aside for the spec. itself, the obvious starting points for a
> discussion are
>
>   1) The list of available implementations:
>
>       http://www.w3.org/XML/EXI/#implementations
>
>      There are only two listed, but see below;
>
>   2) The interop test report:
>
>       http://www.w3.org/XML/EXI/implementation-report/
>
>      which reports on 3 (anonymous) implementations: 100% success over
>      3086 x 6 tests, that is, successful transmission from all impls to
>      all impls of 3086 compressed docs.
>
>   3) The Siemens-initiated open source implementation [3] appears quiet
>      -- no traffic on forum for last two months.  Hard to tell how the
>      other publicly-known implementor, AgileDelta, is doing.  They have
>      an EXI-based mobile development platform offering [4].  Wikipedia
>      lists another open source effort, EXIP [5] which appears to be
>      under active development, but not complete.
>
>   4) There's a bit of useful info and some examples at this 3rd-party site:
>
>      https://www.movesinstitute.org/exi/EXI.html
>
>   5) I've sent email to the EXI WG, asking for on- or off-the-record
>      information about deployment, and will prepare a summary of any
>      responses I get for the meeting.
>
>   6) If anyone on _this_ list has any knowledge of any products or
>      projects which are _using_ EXI, please send pointers.
>
>   7) Any suggestions of Web Architecture topics which the TAG should
>      explore wrt potential EXI impact are welcome.
>
> ht
>
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2010/03/26-minutes.html#item06
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-exi-20110120/
> [3] http://exificient.sourceforge.net/
> [4] http://www.agiledelta.com/product_mic.html
> [5] http://sourceforge.net/projects/exip/
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