Competition: fast XML parser for charset labelling

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at
Tue Apr 13 06:08:24 BST 1999

> Integrate this into the Apache mod_mime (or other suitable place) so
> that, for all resources which mod_mime declares to be of type
> text/xml, the cached result is automatically used to output a MIME type

I think you'll find the cost of the cached result to be one the same order
(in terms of cost) as dynamically parsing the documents. I have found that
in such cases, basic system call overhead and CPU usage is roughly the same
(open and close calls, a couple of reads).

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