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I actually saw that line in Microsoft's early .NET advocating
literature: XML is compact and efficient because it compresses very
well :\
Anyway, there also was made the point that SOAP is great because being
on port 80, you don't have to worry about firewalls...


On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 09:54 +0100, David Hamill wrote:
> Of course you can always gzip XML files to make them 
> smaller; but that results in binary files that are 
> meaningless until you gunzip them. XML compresses well 
> because it has high redundancy.
> David