Interesting Monday.

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at
Wed Feb 3 09:41:56 GMT 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Paul Prescod [SMTP:paul at]
> "Matthew Sergeant (EML)" wrote:
> > 
> >         Nonononono. :)
> > 
> >         This generates probably 5% more overhead than I have already
> (the
> > RDBMS). XML doesn't parse quickly (well, OK, it parses quickly, but not
> > compared to reading data from an RDBMS). When you are processing tens of
> > files per second this becomes a huge problem.
> You could build a parse tree in a "servlet" and hand it right to an XSL
	We're looking at several possibilities now to increase performance.
I'm not terribly worried about my particular application. Although it will
be a parse tree stored in mod_perl, not a servlet <g>. The overall issue is
now a concern for XML e-commerce. You can't cache or store parse trees for
XML data that isn't static in any way, and that you only use once and then
throw away.


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