Planning Ahead in Metro: Fast Infoset and EXI

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The verbosity of XML has been an issue for some new use-cases like large docs over slow connections. Sun recognized this a while ago and participated in the ISO/ITU-T Fast Infoset standard, which we then included in Metro (tag), the Web Services stack in GlassFish, but, planning ahead, Metro was intentionally designed to support additional encodings.

After FI, Santiago and Paul joined the W3C EXI effort, and Santiago just reported on the First EXI Public Draft. It is still too early to tell how it will compare to FI but GlassFish is ready - and so will the Additional Containers that are adopting Metro!

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