Poignant: Xml meets Huffman

There’s a spec at the w3c about compressing (XML) named „Efficient XML Interchange“ Format taking into account the grammar and likelihood of atoms within the document. They indeed use something similar the the Huffman Coding.

The results are quite impressive – nice charts!

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  1. Allain Lalonde wrote:

    I’m impressed and surprised that gzip does so poorly. I’d have thought that XML is a perfect example of where gzip would shine with all its repetition.

    Neat.

    Posted 03 Feb 2010 at 10:44 pm

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