Walking the DOM (was: XML APIs)
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Fri Nov 13 16:19:22 GMT 1998
Miles Sabin wrote:
> OK, I agree that this check is O(1). However, that's only
> because the granularity of the check is so coarse: a single
> document-level timestamp will cause a lot of unnecessary
> invalidation ...
Agreed. But this isn't so important if there are few active
iterators (= iterators that will ever be resumed), which was my
> I suspect that it would make the performance
> of modifying a document via iterators unacceptably poor.
Here I think the JDK 1.2 java.util.Iterator class is useful: it has
a "remove" method which removes the last element iterated to
in a safe way, or raises an exception if the underlying
container is read-only.
> Moving to per-node timestamps would reduce the amount of
> unnecessary invalidation, and preserve the O(1) check,
> but at the cost of making tree modifications O(log n).
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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