The compressibility of XML is excellent. We achieve about 95% compression.
There was a question that the effect that long element names had on output. Specifically, the waterML 1.1 value attribute "qualityControlLevelCode"
As a test, I shortened that attribute to "qcCode"
|Test ||Uncompressed||zip||gzip |
|Mendon - one variable||157k||9k||8k||-||Mendon - one variable qcCode||147k||9k||8k|
|Wellsville- all for time period||6918k||359k||357k|
|Wellsville- all for time period qcCode||6298k||358k||357k|
We can spend a lot of time working on the details to make the informaiton look as short as possible, but when compressed