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   Re: [xml-dev] XML Performance in Client-Server Interactions

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Elliotte Harold wrote:

> Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
>> Not sure what you're basing this on, Rich, but it doesn't match what 
>> I've seen. See the results at 
>> http://xbis.sourceforge.net/performance.html, for instance, where 
>> generating text XML from a parse event stream takes on average about 
>> the same amount of time as parsing the text to get back the parse 
>> event stream 
> That sounds suspicious. Parsing has a lot more overhead than just 
> writing out text strings. I suspect the real comparison here may be 
> between a system that does full well-formedness checking and one that 
> doesn't. Many systems can blast XML out pretty quickly using printf or 
> equivalent. They don't necessarily need to call a method for each tag 
> or text node or check well-formedness on output.
guess it depends on whether the well-formedness is done in advance by a 
person or on the fly by a computer :) there was another thread somewhere 
that pointed out the advantages of using a computer, but i suspect most 
have found the person just a good 80/20 fit for specific cases

fn:Rick  Marshall
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