Competition: fast XML parser for charset labelling

Chris Lilley chris at
Tue Apr 13 15:09:47 BST 1999

Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> > 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
> header
> 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).

Thanks for sharing that experience; well, it certainly makes the code
even easier!


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