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   Re: SAX, Java, and Namespaces (was Re: Restricted Namespaces for XML)

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>, "xml-dev@ic.ac.uk" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 16:57:31 -0800

At 07:35 PM 2/4/99 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>Tyler Baker writes:
> > As of JDK 1.1.6 things are not so bad and Java 2 is a bit better 
>No, unfortunately it's much worse -- the parser has to re-intern
>*every* element name and attribute name during the parse, so if I have
>6,000 attributes named 'foo', I have to invoke intern 6,000 times
>(just for those attributes).  When I was writing AElfred, I got
>something between a 10-30% speedup 

Lark too; and I just do lookup with binary search, nothing fancy,
and the difference was huge.  What is Java actually doing I wonder? -T.

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