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From Tino Wildenhain <>
Subject Re: Feature idea: gzip encoding and XMLRPC
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2003 04:18:59 GMT

Jason Wyatt wrote:
> This is great... Thanks Dylan and Micheal. This is a really nice
> surprise in the morning post :)
> We are using XML-RPC over a slow & flaky GSM link (9600) to do remote
> database queries, and although currently we don't have a need for large
> resultsets, we might in the future, and I believe this should help our
> link performance somewhat. 
> I actually started down the path of making the wrapping XML-RPC tags
> more terse in Apache's XML-RPC1.1, but I put it on the back-burner, so
> it's a nice surprise to see someone has done a zipped one.

Its seems logical and in fact we are already using gzipped XML-RPC
thru apaches mod_gzip. XML has a very high potential for beeing
compressed. An optimization could be a writer/parser who reads gzip
naturally to avoid the overhead.

Tino Wildenhain

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