Since the start of the EXI Working Group, the focus of group members has been to make XML interchange more efficient. Participants plan to further continue this effort by making improvements to what has been achieved by EXI and its related specifications. We are now exploring how to consistently apply EXI approaches to other Web formats besides XML.
The acronym “EXI” now stands for “Efficient Extensible Interchange” instead of “Efficient XML Interchange.” This adjustment indicates that EXI is not only useful for XML documents, but improves compactness and performance across many Web technologies.
- See if multiple capabilities emerging from the EXI work are likely to interest Web application developers, Web authors and browser developers.
- Examine the feasibility of “one” common efficient exchange (regarding compact size and processing speed) across all Web formats, together in concert.