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RE: Tagged/untagged size ratio (was: Re: [x3d-contributors] Array s in XML Schema - Last Call Issue LC-84 - Schema WG response

From: David RR Webber <Gnosis_@compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 03:11:52 -0400
To: "INTERNET:w3c-xml-schema-ig@w3.org" <w3c-xml-schema-ig@w3.org>
Cc: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk, "'C. M. Sperberg-McQueen'" <cmsmcq@acm.org>, fallside@us.ibm.com, www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org, mpeg7-ddl <mpeg7-ddl@darmstadt.gmd.de>, X3D Contributors <x3d-contributors@web3d.org>, Jane Hunter <jane@dstc.edu.au>, Robert Miller <Robert.Miller@gxs.ge.com>, Joe D Willliams <JOEDWIL@earthlink.net>, Frank Olken <olken@lbl.gov>, Don Brutzman <brutzman@nps.navy.mil>
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Message text written by INTERNET:w3c-xml-schema-ig@w3.org
> 
Wasn't this whole compression issue beaten into the ground in 1997?  
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Here's the answer from 20 years ago - called EDI.

You want compression you do this:

<array-coming-at-you>
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
</array-coming-at-you>

This technique is also apply demonstrated by 
PIDX Oil Well Drilling data in both XML and SVG.

(lots of great examples from PIDX and POSX web sites).

The whole point of XML is to impart semantic
information.  Its redundant in analog-2-digital
applications like this where you have just great gobs
of raw numbers, best left as CSV.

Please - W3C Schema is a tool - use it sensibly and
you will get good results - use it for what its not 
designed and it will hurt you.

DW.
Received on Thursday, 12 October 2000 03:15:22 GMT

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