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   Re: [xml-dev] Does SAX make sense?

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Miles Sabin writes:

 > For a one-shot application (ie. startup; process one document instance; 
 > terminate) the classloading overhead for the DOM API can be quite 
 > significant even with the most recent VMs. In some work I've done 
 > lately I've seen DOM classloading account for as much as 10% of wall 
 > clock time with the Sun 1.4.1_02 VM on Linux, Solaris and the other 
 > one. SAX, being a much smaller API, is at an advantage here.

That's scary.  I meant just the time for object allocation when
loading the XML document (a DOM tree contains a *lot* of objects).  I
had not considered class loading overhead.

All the best,


David Megginson, david@megginson.com, http://www.megginson.com/


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