RE: Some notes about pxp:zip and pxp:unzip

What I meant was just the ability to use pxp:zip to put non-XML data in a ZIP file. My idea was that it would be nice if you could tell pxp:zip to unwrap (+ base64-decode if needed) c:data documents before compressing.


Vojtech Toman
Consultant Software Engineer
EMC | Information Intelligence Group

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Milowski []
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3:31 AM
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> Subject: Re: Some notes about pxp:zip and pxp:unzip
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 3:21 AM,  <> wrote:
> > One more thing that I forgot about pxp:zip: it would be nice if it
> were possible to compress non-XML data as well (in a similar way that
> p:http-request allows sending non-XML request bodies). Otherwise things
> such as creating an EPUB with images would still be impossible with
> standard XProc.
> >
> Compression is always good but I don't understand the epub w/ images
> reference.  Images rarely compress well with LZW.
> So, what does that mean for the p:data element?  The base64 encoded
> data is the compressed non-XML data?  We'd need one more bit of data
> on p:data (the compression algorithm).
> --
> --Alex Milowski
> "The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of
> the
> inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
> considered."
> Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics

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