SAX, Java, and Namespaces (was Re: Restricted Namespaces for XML)

Tim Bray tbray at
Fri Feb 5 00:59:40 GMT 1999

At 07:35 PM 2/4/99 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>Tyler Baker writes:
> > As of JDK 1.1.6 things are not so bad and Java 2 is a bit better 
>No, unfortunately it's much worse -- the parser has to re-intern
>*every* element name and attribute name during the parse, so if I have
>6,000 attributes named 'foo', I have to invoke intern 6,000 times
>(just for those attributes).  When I was writing AElfred, I got
>something between a 10-30% speedup 

Lark too; and I just do lookup with binary search, nothing fancy,
and the difference was huge.  What is Java actually doing I wonder? -T.

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as: and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list