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[Question] How to do incremental parsing?
- From: "Xu, Mousheng (SEA)" <Mousheng.Xu@sea.celltechgroup.com>
- To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 17:27:28 -0700
A problem of all the current XML parsers is that they at least read the
whole XML document into the input stream, which can consume a lot of memory
when the XML is big (e.g. 1 GB).
One way to get around the problem would be to read the XML file into memory
gradually and when needed. I would like to build such a DOM parser, but I am
not familiar with the design of the Xerces XML parsers. Could someone give
me a suggestion on how to tackle on the problem? The most critical part
would be the method to parse an element. If reading the whole document into
memory is inevitable, then I would like to borrow the method which parse the
input stream to get the next element.
Your help is highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
-- Mousheng Xu
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