XML is becoming increasingly popular as the ubiquitous standard for metadata; consequently, it is being incorporated into many multimedia applications, such as those based on MPEG-7 and MPEG-21. However, XML is often verbose and transmitting the large filescan be wasteful in bandwidth and power-limited mobile applications. This paper introduces an XML access mechanism, RXEP, which combines XML compression with a fragment access protocol. RXEP ensures that essential information is exchanged efficiently while minimising superfluous XML content transmission. This makes XML containers an attractive technique for multimedia content delivery.
This article was originally published as: Davis, S. J. & Burnett, I. S., Exchanging XML multimedia containers using a binary XML protocol, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2005), 6 July 2005, 358-361. Copyright IEEE 2005.