[jdom-interest] Re: [Fwd: JDOM ?]
jhunter at acm.org
Fri Mar 15 12:46:56 PST 2002
bob mcwhirter wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Jason Hunter wrote:
> > I suspect the time to build a parser only matters if you're doing many
> > super-small documents. That's probably going to be common with SOAP and
> > such, so this is something to watch.
> I might argue differently. In my current project, I'm using small, medium
> and fairly large documents. The trick is, at any given point in time, there's
> probably a many document in-flight between a few dozen computers. I think
> that there's an argument that in many 'enterprise' grade applications, a
> significant number of documents, regardless of average size, are being
My point is that construction time as a percentage of overall time
probably only matters for small documents. If you're parsing a 2 Meg
file, you probably don't notice it takes 20ms to get the parser
constructed. But if you're parsing 500 byte files, you do notice.
> > Kim, perhaps you want to run some tests on how long it takes to setup
> > parsers. Just use a no-op content handler.
> I'd be interested in knowing this also. I think something like Aelfred
> probably sets up a lot quicker than, say, Xerces.
Yep, right now we're just armchair performance tuning. :-)
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