XLF: Legacy Log Problems

Don Park donpark at quake.net
Tue Jul 14 00:40:26 BST 1998


>This is an interesting topic.  I ran some tests a while ago and found that
>XML, after compression, was within about 10% of the file size of a text
>containing the same data but without tags.  My datasets may differ, of
>course, but I'm wondering whether anyone has run tests of log data in XML
>versus not in XML, and compared compressed sizes?

I don't think there are any log data in XML.  I'll ask the XLF members

I do not expect XLF to be much more verbose than average XML because
regularity in log data can be taken advantage of.  For example, timestamps
can be abbreviated by logging absolute time first and then logging relative
time subsequently.  Following is a link to my "Time and Time Again" proposal
which I proposed on the XLF mailing list:

FYI, the XLF home page is at http://www.docuverse.com/xlf

Don Park

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