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> From: "David Lyon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I saw some news email about some people looking at doing dedicated
> xml on a chip.
> There are quite a number of dedicated little microprocessors around
> that are capable of doing such a job. Some have little network
> ports so that you can just plug them into a LAN and go.
> Just wondering if there is anybody on this list working on that?
XML for what?
I work on small embedded applications a lot, and also on XML which certainly has a place, but such processors generally have a fairly specific application and are likely to work with one dedicated schema. Optimising the XML processing to a particular schema in resource challenged applications is certainly interesting.
Processing full blooded and open ended XML when you only have one or two kilobytes of RAM is not really feasible. Serving up an XML document (largely from ROM) for some better resourced processor to interpret is definitely happening.