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   Re: [xml-dev] Schema style and parser performance

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richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Richard Tobin) writes:
>I wouldn't expect any noticeable difference.  In XSV we generate a
>finite-state machine for content models, with the states having
>pointers to the element declarations and the element declarations
>having pointers to the type declarations, so there is no looking-up of
>element or type names in the usual case (there is for wildcards of

I wouldn't expect a huge performance difference on the computer side.  

I do see large differences in how humans work with these different
forms, and transitions from Russian Doll to Venetian Blind seem to lose
a lot of people along the way.  Reading schemas that mix styles can be
an interesting challenge.

Simon St.Laurent
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