Competition: fast XML parser for charset labelling

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at
Tue Apr 13 19:51:54 BST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Chris Lilley [SMTP:chris at]
> 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!
	Just got my copy of "Apache modules in Perl and C" today, so it
should be into the level of "trivial" rsn... I've got the first bit:

	if (/<\?xml(.*?)\?>/) {



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