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From Shawn Evans <>
Subject Re: Feature idea: gzip encoding and XMLRPC
Date Tue, 16 Dec 2003 20:22:42 GMT

   I am glad someone else has brought this up... our project has noticed 
this being the bottle neck for us as well.  I would lov to see this in 
Apache XML-RPC implementation.

Thanks X 2...

Dylan McNamee wrote:

> 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).
> Thanks!
> dylan

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