XML Performance question

Robyn & John rmartin at uq.net.au
Thu Apr 22 12:21:24 BST 1999

roddey at us.ibm.com wrote:
> Actually, IMHO, performance is critical, and its really hard to make a
> fully conforming parser that is flexible, maintainable, and fast. Partly
> its because some of the kind of arcane XML rules were not written with
> performance in mind particularly. I think that performance matters as much
> on the small end of the spectrum as the large as well.

I agree. We have a pluggable serialisation system for passing Java
objects across CORBA interfaces. The guys dumped the XML implementation
after discovering deserialisation was 10 times as fast in the
Java serialisation version. We tried IBM's latest version, and Sun's


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