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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)