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   Re: [xml-dev] Fast text output from SAX?

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At 10:10 AM -0700 4/13/04, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
>Yes, the question is how fast this stuff - text XML - can be 
>generated. I'm interested in XML interchange costs, which includes 
>both the input and output processing overhead as well as the actual 
>document size. In order to give a comparison that's as fair as 
>possible I'm using SAX2 parse event streams as the common base 
>document representation, which also corresponds to actual usage - if 
>you were using XBIS as the transport for an XML document 
>representation between programs you'd generally do so by plugging in 
>an encoder that takes the place of text serialization at the sending 
>end and a decoder that takes the place of a parser at the receiving 

If that's the case, I suspect your fastest output would just come 
with the appropriate write() method in OutputStream or Writer. Why 
use a fancy API at all?

Now, of course, if performance isn't the be-all and end-all then 
there may be advantages to using an API, but likely the fastest 
output will be achieved with the most direct approach.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)


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