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RE: Textual transmission typically faster?
- From: Eugene Kuznetsov <email@example.com>
- To: David Megginson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 09:41:52 -0500
> I recall one of the presenters at XTech last year had been
> experimenting with using a Java-serialized DOM rather than the source
> XML document, and was surprised to find that the Java-serialized DOM
> was both considerably larger than the *uncompressed* XML and
> considerably slower to load.
That shouldn't be surprising -- generally speaking a parse tree is
larger than the text input to the parser. (And java serialization
doesn't win any awards for efficiency in either time or space).
However, a binary representation of the same data (specified in
ASN.1 and encoded using BER, say) would be much smaller and more
\\ Eugene Kuznetsov
\\ DataPower Technology, Inc.