parsing an XML document with comments

Abhishek Srivastava abisheks at
Fri Nov 19 09:26:36 GMT 1999


I have written a program that searches an xml document for a particular element.
The problem is that it uses DOM. DOM will convert all the comments, white spaces etc. etc.
into Nodes thus slowing down my recursive search thru the tree.

Is there a way I can "switch off" the creation of these unwanted nodes. I agree that these 
are needed when u want to recreate a document from a dom tree, but that's not what i need !
I only want to "quickly" search an XML document for a particular tag.

Another Question : Does SAX also throw an event when it comes across a comment in the doc being parsed ?

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