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Re: Andrew Layman and Don Box Analysis of XML Optimization Techniques

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 16:40:08 +0200
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, andrewl@microsoft.com, Don Box <dbox@microsoft.com>, Paul Cotton <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Message-id: <425BDDC8.70605@crf.canon.fr>

Interesting. This novel fluid mechanics approach seems to indicate that 
XML could also travel at high speed in wine bottles. (Possibly leaving 
an undesirable cork flavour. YMMV.) (A yet unspotted advantage is that 
XML could bonify for a few years, if left untouched in a dark cellar.)


noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

>The TAG has recently given some attention telcons to the question of 
>Binary XML and to the conclusions of the XML Binary Characterization 
>Working Group [1].  I've recently become aware of an analysis by Andrew 
>Layman and Don Box that may be of interest [2].  I believe their work 
>supports the following conclusions:
>* An alternative to binary XML, Andrew and Don show that a LISP-like text 
>syntax "(...) may optimize better than the existing "<...>" approach.
>* As some of us stated repeatedly, detailed experimental measurements and 
>even formal performance models are essential to justifying any particular 
>approach to optimization. 
>I suggest we consider these important results in any future discussions.
>[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/04/05-tagmem-minutes.html
>[2] http://strongbrains.com/misc/XMLPerf20050401.htm
>Noah Mendelsohn 
>IBM Corporation
>One Rogers Street
>Cambridge, MA 02142
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