United States Patent 6,711,740
Moon , et al. March 23, 2004

Generic code book compression for XML based application programming interfaces


A synthetic code book document type definition (DTD) is generated that identifies selected compression codes, based on specifying code-book extensible markup language (XML) tags having semantics defined according to a generic code book document type definition (DTD). The compression codes are used to compress API commands, defined by second XML tags having semantics defined by a generic API DTD, into synthesized data. The synthesized data and the code-book XML tags are supplied to a destination device configured for storing the generic code book DTD and the generic API DTD, enabling the destination device to synthesize a code book for recovery of the API commands from the synthesized data.

Inventors: Moon; Billy G. (Morrisville, NC), Toebes; John A. (Cary, NC)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Appl. No.: 10/047,110
Filed: January 17, 200

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