RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC

Joshua E. Smith jesmith at kaon.com
Thu Sep 23 21:41:53 BST 1999

>So even if you
>compress the files, the attribute version will be able to compress to 50%
>smaller than the other file.

Did you confirm that experimentally?  I suspect you are not correct.  It's
easy enough to test.  Just gzip (LZ compression) the two files and compare
byte counts.  My bet is that the bulk of your 50% savings will disappear.
(Go read up on LZ if it isn't immediately obvious to you why this is the

-Joshua Smith

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