[JDEV] cons of jabber technology

Ted Rolle TRolle at uwgrocers.com
Tue Feb 13 17:06:58 CST 2001

Yeah.  After reading the paper I agree that the application layer would be a
better place for it.

-----Original Message-----
From: kadokev at msg.net [mailto:kadokev at msg.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 14:56
To: jdev at jabber.org
Subject: Re: [JDEV] cons of jabber technology

> Uh... the application layer is not the only place to compress "things".
> What about a lower layer on the OSI model and forget it.

Compressing XML at a higher layer, where the compression mechanism "knows"
the grammer being used, can be considerably more efficient than compressing
at a lower layer. That appears to be the conclusion found in the paper
referenced previously: http://members.dencity.com/duckgirl/uni/report.htm 

OTOH, I've been looking at compression in SSL for an unrelated project
(compressed SSL tunnels for NNTP). This works quite well where you are using
SSL anyway. At the moment the only common compression for SSL is GZIP/ZLIB.


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