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   Re: [xml-dev] Parsing efficiency? - why not 'compile'????

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On Wednesday 26 February 2003 12:44, David Megginson wrote:

> In the past, I've observed that actual XML parsing generally accounts
> for under 1% of a batch application's running time (much less, if
> you're building a big object tree or doing any database access).  That
> means that if you speed up the XML parsing by 10%, you might have sped
> up your application by less than 0.1% (or realistically, not at all,
> if the parser was already idling waiting for data over the network).

Bottlenecks are shifty things. Just because the parser isn't taking up much 
CPU doesn't mean that a binary XML wouldn't make your system faster.

If your system is sitting idling waiting for data over the network, then a 
more compact representation would be a winner!

> David


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