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Efficient XML Encoding and 6LowApp

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Authors Zach Shelby , Mika Luimula , Daniel Peintner
Last updated 2009-10-16
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For the resource constrained devices and networks of 6LowApp it is essential that the payload of messages are compact. The use of XML to represent data in web applications has become almost universal. The interoperability of 6LowApp with these applications will require that XML can also be carried over the embedded web. This document introduces and compares techniques for encoding or compressing XML for use with 6LowApp including EXI, BXML and Fast Infoset. The performance and requirements for using these encodings are analyzed in the scope of 6LowApp. It is shown that these standard encodings can represent XML in a compact form, with reasonable overhead, and require only Internet media type and content transfer encoding indication from the application protocol.


Zach Shelby
Mika Luimula
Daniel Peintner

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