Free Tool for Efficient XML Data Compression

Rick Jelliffe ricko at
Sun Dec 19 07:13:26 GMT 1999

 From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo at>
>>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 
I think he means files with various kinds of minimization
(tag omission, short-tags, eg </>, NET tags eg <xxx/.../ ) and 
home-made markup languages optimised for specific information

Rick Jelliffe

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