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Subject: Re: XML for data transmission
From: John Wood <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 2 Apr 1998 11:51:28 -0800
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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
format.

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.

John


On Thursday, April 02, 1998 11:05 AM, El Melody Chile
[SMTP:[log in to unmask]] wrote:
> Hi
>
> 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
> networks?
>
> Michelle

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