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From "Michael Landon - IBN" <>
Subject Re: Feature idea: gzip encoding and XMLRPC
Date Tue, 16 Dec 2003 20:40:12 GMT
Exactly.  In our case, we send many structures via XML-RPC and the XML would
sometimes be as big as 3 MB per message.  We implemented the gzip idea
(gleaned from Google as well) and the messages dropped to under 100K!!
We're using version 1.1, but I'm sure the changes could be easily added to
any version.  See attached files.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dylan McNamee" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 1:01 PM
Subject: Feature idea: gzip encoding and XMLRPC

I just drew a Google-blank on this topic (so I'm not too hopeful) but I
thought I'd ask anyway: how easily could I "silently slip in" gzip
encoding at the HTTP-level underneath XMLRPC-Java?

I've been happily making a verbose XMLRPC protocol, and now am finding
myself with a bandwidth bottleneck...rather than trying to make my
XMLRPC more terse, gzipping it would be way more effective. XML
compresses like a dream!

Reflecting on my request (and the Javadocs), I think this would be a
subclass of XmlRpcClient (GzipXmlRpcClient)...but before I embark on
doing that, I thought I'd check the list whether a) it's been done, b)
it's really easy or hard to do, or c) it shouldn't be done (like my
sessions with cookies idea).


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