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   Re: [xml-dev] xml on a chip....

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VTD, as described in teh article, is a parsing/indexing technique.
Addition add-on functions in HW include schema validation and XPATH.
Compostion is something that is best done in sw, hw has no performancde
Hope this explains something.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Hunsberger" <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com>
To: "David Lyon" <david.lyon@computergrid.net>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] xml on a chip....

> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 07:57:04 -0500, David Lyon
> <david.lyon@computergrid.net> wrote:
> >
> > I saw some news email about some people looking at doing dedicated
> > xml on a chip.
> What exactly do you mean by "xml" in this case? XSLT ? Parsing,
> >
> > 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?
> A long time ago (in a city far, far away)  I did a little work on a
> dedicated hardware architecture for tree traversal and merge.  The
> idea was to be able to parallelize general data processing.  XML
> didn't exist at the time, if it had the idea would have likely got
> some traction.... :-)
> --
> Peter Hunsberger
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