Input device design (3)

James Cloos cloos+pdx-xorg at
Thu Sep 1 11:56:16 PDT 2005

>>>>> "JimG" == Jim Gettys <jg at> writes:

JimG> One of the nice things about XML formats is that this sort of
JimG> encapsulation of such information is possible, with a section X
JimG> understands, and something private to both client and input
JimG> device.

If xml is chosen, there is a binary format that is a one-to-one and
onto mapping of xml.  Using that on the wire/over the air may provide
enough ‘compression’ to alleviate any latency issues.

For reducing verbosity in the text representation, there is a sexp
mapping for xml, as well as json.

James H. Cloos, Jr. <cloos at>

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