[Members] EXI over XMPP

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Mar 14 12:47:06 UTC 2012

On 3/14/12 2:28 AM, Peter Waher wrote:
> Hello
> Does anyone know of an XMPP Server that supports EXI (i.e. binary
> compressed XML)?
> http://www.w3.org/XML/EXI/
> Or if anybody is considering working with EXI?
> EXi is an efficient way to encode and compress XML, and is well suited
> for small embedded devices (like sensors) for coding/decoding data.
> There are code generators that generate efficient C++ code given XML
> Schema files as input.

There was a proposal a few years ago to define EXI as a stream
compression method:


I wrote that proposal myself because the main proponents of EXI at that
time didn't have the energy to do it themselves, which was a bad sign in
itself. The proposal also met with some technical resistance, but I
can't recall the details at the moment. Feel free to raise the issue
again on the standards at xmpp.org list.


Peter Saint-Andre

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