[XML-SIG] Is anyone in the Python XML community implementing EXI?

Stanley A. Klein sklein at cpcug.org
Fri Oct 3 22:05:11 CEST 2008

The W3C has a Last Call draft issued for Efficient XML Interchange (EXI). 
The draft can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR/exi/  EXI is a smart
compression method for XML that has aspects similar to gzip compression if
there is no prior information but also uses prior information such as the
schema, if available.  It is based on existing technology, made available
royalty-free to W3C, for sending web pages to cell phones.

Is anyone in the Python XML community working on implementing this? 
(There is an initial Java implementation available at


Stan Klein

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