XML: Still Just HypedWebStuff

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Sat Nov 27 19:52:36 GMT 1999

rev-bob at gotc.com scripsit:

> > It's easy enough to demo this sort of thing on my notebook with ten sample
> > documents, a browser and a couple of Perl scripts, but it turns out to be very hard
> > and expensive to implement in a high-volume, high-performance environment.
> And I say, not necessarily.  Take the lexical transformation above - wire the list of terms 
> up to a grep bot, and it doesn't much matter whether you're handling ten documents or 
> ten thousand.

High-volume in this context probably means hundreds of millions of
documents.  High performance probably means hundreds of thousands
of hits per second.

John Cowan                                   cowan at ccil.org
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