Free Tool for Efficient XML Data Compression

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at
Sun Dec 19 00:38:36 GMT 1999

>HIGHLIGHT. It is known that XML files tend to be larger than files in
>application specific data formats.

While XMill sounds interesting, I really have to take issue with this 
statement.  I've seen no evidence that XML based, uncompressed file 
formats are larger than the corresponding binary file formats. This 
is a common fear about XML but I have not seen it borne out in my 
tests. For instance, my 700K, very verbose baseball statistics 
example is more than two megabytes in both FileMaker 3 and Microsoft 

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