[Standards] XEP-0138 vs. TLS compression

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 22:52:09 UTC 2007

On Aug 29, 2007, at 7:00 AM, Fletcher, Boyd C. CIV US USJFCOM JFL  
J9935 wrote:

> Speaking of compression, I think we should consider adding the w3's  
> efficient xml interchange (exi) support to xep-138. The testing  
> results I've seen for EXI indicate that in many circumstances it is  
> quite a bit better than zlib or tls compression. In addition to  
> better b/w utilization use of exi within the xmpp router could  
> potentially lead to dramatically improved scalability as binary xml  
> is far more efficient to process.

You should write a XEP, then, that defines the compression method  
name, a pointer to the relevant W3C doc, and the XMPP Registrar  
Considerations that asks the registrar to add it to the list of  
compression methods.

Off-topic: are there any open source implementations of EXI yet?

Joe Hildebrand

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