[bittorrent] The size of XML (was: DTD for hashed files)

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 11:23:37 EDT 2005


On Apr 12, 2005 5:15 PM, Andrew Brampton <andrew at bramp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> I know this wasn't the topic of the original posting, but I thought I'll
> just splinter off to provide dpmott with some "overhead numbers"
> 
> Using XML for the torrent file would be bad in my opinion. The reasons being
> are these:

If you're going to do non-compatible changes, I'd suggest doing merkle
trees too. Then you don't have to deal with tons of binary hashes in
your '.torrent'. Replacing the .torrent by a link would also be an
option.



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