[sword-devel] search idea
Thu, 13 Jan 2000 22:02:25 +0000
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2000, you wrote:
> PG >
> PG > If file size is a problem, throw in a gzip in the file I/O part. I understand zlib works pretty well
> PG > there, and bzip2 also has a library. Far better to do that than to have a markup where you're not
> PG > sure whether '<bt>' means 'book title' or 'bibliography text'. Long tag names take up more space, but
> PG > this can be overcome with compression, and the benefits for understandability are enormous. (And if
> PG > you start complaining about too many keystrokes, i'll start talking about macros... ;-)
> PG >
> PG > Basing ThML on HTML has another big benefit: most editors already understand 75% of the tags. This is
> PG > important if we are ever to get a large body of literature that is freely available.
> I can add that bzip2 compresses the sword modules very well but nothing works
> on the encrypted modules both tar.bz2 and tar.gz create packages that are
> somewhat larger than the originals.
That's why we would need the compression libraries - you need to encrypt after compressing.
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