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   Re: [xml-dev] Pushing all the buttons

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At 10:59 PM -0700 9/23/03, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:

>It's clear that transformations of XML into alternative 
>representations can result in substantial increases in performance 
>over conventional text parsers (at least for Java), and can also 
>result in substantial reductions in document size.

People keep claiming that, but I've yet to see convincing evidence of 
it. At most, I see benchmarks based on one or two documents with very 
particular structures. I've never seen any data for these binary 
formats based on a broad range of XML documents of varying sizes.


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)


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