[UFO Chicago] Re: aactual nature

John Kilbourne jkilbour@pol.net
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 19:22:22 -0500 (EST)

"The actual nature..." 

A graphic designer would argue that white space *is* a part of the
data's actural nature. The classified ad section is a different sort
of data than the front page, because of white space. 

So by that definition, white space trimming is not a form of
compression, because the data's actual nature is not altered, that is,
it can still be run through a compiler/interpreter without alteration
and it will be read properly.  Compressed digital audio (mp3, ogg,
is compressed, because the actual nature of the entity (bits) is
and the end results occupies fewer bits than the initial baseline

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