"drop-in" DOM replacement for minidom?
uche at ogbuji.net
Sat Aug 16 02:43:46 CEST 2003
I think you may have thought there was animus in my message, but I assure you
there was none.
> Quoting Uche Ogbuji (uche at ogbuji.net):
> > My response is usually more like "what are you using XML for a single
> > 30MB file for?"
> I don't think you responded when I asked. :)
I would have liked to. I'm on so many newsgroups that I pretty mych stagger
under the load. My approach to Usenet right now is to do a "python xml"
search on Google/Deja every Friday and answer what I can from what comes up.
I'd like to be in closer touch, but such is life.
> > I've long maintained that when working with XML, modest document sizes
> > is very important, regardless of what tools you're using.
> I think I agree, though some are better suited for large documents
> than others.
True, though since in my experience it is not a linear curve under *any*
processor, you're most likely to find out that one processor can handle a 30MB
document, but not a 33MB document. I've eaten all brands of dog food, not
just my own, and I haven't found any that have let me be truly cavalier about
document sizes. Such is the curse of XML.
> > > My friend also had some more challenging problems. He was running on a
> > > DEC Alpha, I think under Digital Unix, and as a consequence 4Suite had
> > > byte-ordering problems.
> > 4Suite used to have byte-ordering problems, originally reported under
> > Solaris 9, and also affecting some Mac OS X users. Those are fixed
> > now.
> As of May this year, 4Suite's cDomlette was having problems for these
> users under DEC Alpha running Digital Unix, when dealing with Unicode.
> I don't know whether those problems have been fixed since;
Nor do I. The "when dealing with Unicode" is a twist I haven't come across,
that I remember.
> I only know
> they existed. I've personally never had a problem with cDomlette. If
> you would like, I can put you in touch with the user directly and he
> may be able to do some tests for you. Just to follow up, I'll be
> asking him if he's checked recently, see if he can reproduce it.
That would be helpful. Thanks.
> > > However, I believe that if you can get 4Suite to compile,
> > Which I hardly expect to be a problem.
> Not intended as a slight on 4Suite's stability;
I didn't take it that way. Just being matter-of-fact that compiling shouldn't
be a problem for folks on most platforms. I would think that the decision
point for selection of cDomlette lies on some other branch.
> I use it regularly and
> find it quite solid. This was more in reference to the current
> disclaimer that 4Suite may not always use cDomlette for all platforms;
> sometimes it falls back to a pure-python solution.
> > Your memories must be from long ago :-) That API is how it's been for
> > a while.
> I think I last used cDomlette last fall or late last summer. At the
> time, I did not know how to invoke cDomlette directly, but only
> stumbled across a newspost, when looking for ways to tighten-up parse
> performance. The post -- probably from a mailing list -- referred me
> to cDomlette, but I had to go read source code to figure out how to
> use it.
Yeah. I think my Akara page dates from last Fall and before that cDomlette
docs were non-existent. Sorry my effort came late to save you the pain of
code speleology ('specially in C).
Personal: uche at ogbuji.net http://uche.ogbuji.net
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