Simple approaches to XML implementation

Gavin Nicol gtn at
Mon Mar 3 17:35:26 GMT 1997

>Bear in mind that, no matter how much or how little the application is
>interested in, the parser has to chew its way sequentially through the
>whole darned XML document.  In a way, the only efficiency issue is how
>much it "remembers" en route.  And whether it can stop because it knows
>it has found the element, entity reference, or whatever, that the
>application told it to sniff out.

At least, unlike SGML, and XML parser can delay entity resolution.

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