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Re: [xml-dev] DOM or SAX: Sense and Sensibility

Al Snell wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>>How often do you as experienced XML developers
>>find people in your shop using DOM for work
>>more appropriate to SAX?   Have you asked
>>them why and what do they say?  What are the
>>costs of picking the wrong API?
> Even worse, one I've seen in processing pipelines is converting to textual
> XML (as a big in-memory string) then passing it into the next stage to be
> reparsed!

The same with data binding:

[Textual XML -> Deserialize to Instance Tree -> Process -> Serialize to 
  XML] and [the same] and [the same] ...

Is there an alternantive when these pipelines are distributed?