XML perceived as slow

This a nasty fact that XML is still perceived as slow and fat.

This is globally non accurate in many ways.

In many area, we can reach processing time of XML as high as binary data carefully crafted data. But to achieve this goal, we need to come up with a stack of tools that all meet those requirements.

One of the goal of this community group is exactly to give some feedback about processing XML efficiently and showing to everyone that XML is not that slow and fat, and we can come up with reasonable and careful choice to very efficient processing time

Mohamed

2 Responses to XML perceived as slow

  1. Ian Jacobs says:

    Hi Mohamed,

    What is your take on Efficient XML for meeting needs that require lean and fast?

    Ian

    • Well, first trying to avoid as much as possible the time taken to build the XML tree in memory.
      Second, try to make efficient XPath access to such stream of XML.
      Then build efficient algorithms to manage usual processing directly on the XML stream to avoid relying on XML Binding (a.k.a JAXB and the like).
      Of course all that implies many layers in the XML processing stack.

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