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   Re: [xml-dev] XML Parsing using DOM parser

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On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Deepa Venkatesan wrote:

>     I am wondering if any of you have encountered such
> problems and how you went about resolving it. Using
> DOM parser is safe when it comes to maintaining the
> identical XML structure particulary when I need to
> make slight modifications on the original XML. But how
> do I overcome the problem of the HUGE time taken to
> convert the XML into a DOM tree. Any help is
> appreciated.

Always keep it in the DOM tree. Avoid parsing it as much as possible...
the XML serialisation format is a nightmare with all that
delimited-sequences-of-characters stuff that requires running along the
whole thing with a state machine to make any sense of it all, so avoid it!


                               Alaric B. Snell
 http://www.alaric-snell.com/  http://RFC.net/  http://www.warhead.org.uk/
   Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software


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