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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.megginson.com/