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[DR120] Compact Encoding and Compression Issues

From: <amr.f.yassin@philips.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 14:20:57 -0600
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0056910009032922000002L122*@MHS>

Current text:

DR120 
Compact Encoding and Compression Issues: 
One of the guiding design goals of XML has been that "terseness in XML markup is of minimal importance." Meanwhile, XML is being applied in extremely bandwidth-sensitive environments such as wireless devices. While we recognize the importance of 
bandwidth optimizations, it is seen as being out of scope of this Working Group to investigate specific compression and encoding mechanisms of XML payloads. In particular, it is outside the scope of this Working Group to define an XML subset.

Proposal
This wording was just taken from the charter (section 2.2). I propose to keep the same wording and italicize them and add the following paragraph.

Proposed Text:

Optimization and/or minimization of the traffic generated by the XML protocol is outside the scope of this working group. In particular:
[120_A] Investigating specific compression mechanisms.
[120_B] Investigating specific encoding mechanisms.
[120_C] Define a specific subset of the XML 1.0 to be used in the XML protocol.
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