International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications
Author(s) : GAURAV JAISWAL, MANVI MISHRA
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) has been acknowledge as the defacto standard for data exchange over the web and data representation. But on the other hand its main drawback that of being huge in size. The huge document size means that the amount of information has to be stored, transmitted, and queried is often larger than that of other data formats. Several XML compression techniques have been introduced to deal with these problems. In this paper, we present an experimental study of available XML compression techniques and we provide guidelines for users for making an effective decision towards selecting the most suitable XML compression tool according their needs.