XML for formatting (Re: Environment monitoring)

Felix Rauch rauch at inf.ethz.ch
Wed Oct 15 04:49:26 EDT 2003


On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Dale Harris wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 10:33:29AM -0400, Robert G. Brown elucidated:
> > >
> > > <?xml version="1.0"?>
> > > <sensors>
> > >   <cpu_temperature id="0" units="C">54.2</cpu_temperature>
> >
> >
> >
> > You know... one problem I see with this, assuming this information is
> > going to pass across the net (or did I miss something).  Is that instead
> > of passing something like four bytes (ie "54.2"), you are going to be
> > passing 56 bytes (just counting the cpu_temp line).  So the XML blows up
> > a little bit of data 14 times.  I can't see this being particularly
> > efficient way of using a network.  Sure, it looks pretty, but seems like
> > a waste of bandwidth.
>
> Ah, an open invitation to waste a little more:-)

Isn't it a bit cynical to write a 20 KByte e-mail on the topic of
saving 56 Bytes? ;-)

SCNR,
Felix

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