Contextually, that's a pretty funny question.
I'd say so, yes. It could be compressed before sending and expanded
at the receiving end, but that still doesn't make it efficient as it
takes a lot of time to perform those actions. All numbers are
represented in ASCII, and even items like dates have to be
represented as strings rather than in a more compact non-readable
So, whichever way you look at it, it is inefficient yes.
Why are people making such a big deal over such an inefficient
technology? I have no idea.
On Thursday, April 02, 1998 11:05 AM, El Melody Chile
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> Quick question - data marked up using XML seems very verbose; does
> this not
> mean it could be very inefficient as a means to exchange data over